Posts Tagged ‘birds’

The Stray Birds WEBThe Stray Birds plus The Jellyman’s Daughter

Tuesday 25th August 2015

St Andrew’s In The Square Glasgow

Tickets £14 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start.

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The Stray Birds, who went down a storm at two, sell out gigs in Glasgow in 2014, are returning to the city for a show at St Andrews in the Square in 2015.

Rightly praised for the gold-dust seam of roots music they dig into with quality musicianship and glorious, close harmonies, the Pennsylvania trio deliver dazzling live performances and fully merit the “must see” tag.

Their current, 12-track album, “Best Medicine” is a stunner, winning them glowing reviews from critics and fans alike.

“When the next full-length album comes out, we’ll see them elevated into a kind of folk/bluegrass superstardom” – Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2


“A band that’s destined for Global success” – No Depression


The Stray Birds plus Saint Huck

Friday 3rd November 2017

Saint Luke’s Glasgow

Tickets £15 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

All originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, The Stray Birds started as a duo of acoustic buskers in early 2010 when Maya de Vitry and Oliver Craven met with their instruments, their voices, and their songs.

It didn’t take much convincing to get bassist Charlie Muench on board, and with the addition of a third unique and powerful voice, the group began to define its captivating sound. Seven years, three original records, and some six hundred performances later, the band is best known today for its song-writing, tight vocal harmony blend and commitment to an impassioned delivery of original material, both on stage and in the studio.

They’ve been seen from LA to London, sung songs from Dallas to Denmark, and played tunes from New York to New Orleans. In 2015, they emerged triumphant from Cambridge Folk Festival with footage included in the TV Highlights coverage of the event.

Their 2016 Yep Roc Records release Magic Fire was produced by Grammy-winner Larry Campbell and established them as a major force, being voted Best Album of The Year in the annual Readers’ Poll at Americana UK. They also carried off the Band of The Year accolade in the same vote at the end of 2016. Aoife O’Donovan plus support

The Stray Birds WEBThe Stray Birds plus Genesee

Thursday 11th September 2014

The CCA Glasgow

Tickets £13 from The CCA Box Office 0141 352 4900

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The Stray Birds, who went down a storm on their UK debut at Celtic Connections, are returning to Glasgow for an appearance at The CCA on Thursday, September 11.

The Pennsylvania trio are rightly lauded for the sheer quality of their musicianship and close harmonies. They dig into roots music but seamlessly add a contemporary flavour with songs that reflect their friendship.

The Stray Birds album of the same name is a cracker and in the anticipated release of a new one this year, the band released the “Echo Sessions” EP in January,a five-track tribute to their favourite songwriters such as Townes Van Zandt and Nanci Griffith.

Maya de Vitry on vocals, guitar, fiddle and banjo, Oliver Craven on vocals, guitar and fiddle and Charles Muench on vocal bass and banjo are a subtle and stunning joy to behold.

BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris is a big fan and has been playing tracks from the band regularly. The Stray Birds are mesmerising live, fully meriting the “must see” tag.