The Stray Birds

Shows at the Purple Fiddle

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“One of the top ten Folk/Americana albums of 2012.” — NPR Music

“Five stars” — John Starling, The Seldom Scene

“The Stray Birds left a roomful of jaws dropped in amazement. They are superstars of new folk music.” — Paige Travis, Tennessee Shines Radio Show, WDVX

“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

“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)

The Stray Birds have been flying high since the 2012 release of their critically acclaimed self-titled album. Two years, hundreds of gigs, and thousands of highway miles later, the genre-melding acoustic trio prepares to make its Yep Roc Records debut. Known for their songwriting, instrumental virtuosity and gorgeous three-part harmony singing, their most cohesive and ambitious album to date, Best Medicine, is scheduled for release on October 21.

The band – multi-instrumentalists and vocalists Maya de Vitry, Oliver Craven, and Charlie Muench – hails from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. All three are classically-trained musicians who’ve been making music of all kinds since childhood (before they reconnected through the local music scene, de Vitry and Muench first met in middle school orchestra); however, they were also all raised with a steady diet of music ranging from pioneers like The Carter Family and Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys to the joyous invention of The Beatles and The Band, to the groundbreaking artistry of Jimi Hendrix.