October 6, 2012 - 8:00 pm
The Stray Birds
Drawing upon the richness of American folk music traditions, the signature power of THE STRAY BIRDS sound lies in outstanding songwriting that soars in three-part harmony. Raised on music within a few miles of farmland from each other, The Stray Birds were born of a compelling collaboration between two unique writers and vocalists-- the pure, luxurious voice of Maya de Vitry and Oliver Craven's richness of tone and depth of delivery. Grounding their sound in the unshakeable groove of bassist Charles Muench, The Stray Birds are a trio of captivating chemistry and sensitive musicality. From bustling street corners to silent halls, their performances speak to an uncompromising reverence for songs.
"When I'm hearing their music it's like holding a precious book of wisdom. I've gone back to experience their recorded songs time and after time, and the magic is even more powerful on stage. The words are full of good poetry, and the rich American melody makes the lyrics soar through time."
-Sarah Craig, Director, Caffe Lena
“The Stray Birds bring a unique maturity to their record, with a real reverence for traditional folk, and a refreshing sense of intimacy to their original songs.”
-Helen Leicht, WXPN
"The Stray Birds are my new favorite band---awesome songs, deep feeling, dynamics, playing...the works! They knocked it out of the park at a recent gig I heard. Check them out---you'll thank me later."
-Matt Glaser, Artistic Director, American Roots Music Program, Berklee College of Music
“Super-talented acoustic trio whose virtuosity doesn’t get in the way of their soul. Rich vocal harmonies, tight acoustic arrangements, heart-wrenching songs.”
-Fly Magazine, Lancaster, PA, January 2012
"They're really my favorite find for the year. I absolutely LOVE their sound. Their CD is in my car stereo all the time!"
-Cheryl Prashker, President of NERFA (Northeast Regional Folk Alliance)
“A lesson in organic subtlety.”
-Rick Sky, singer-songwriter
Opening for The Stray Birds will be the band Genesee Ted, featuring Dana Cooke with Eileen Rose and Shirley Stevens.
This show is sponsored by 105.1 Wolf Radio.
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