Even if they weren't members of a touring band...
(by Jon Ferguson, Lancaster Newspapers, 5-19-13)
Even if they weren't members of a touring band, Maya de Vitry figures she and her mates in The Stray Birds would likely still be dropping in at music festivals this summer.
"It's where I would want to hang out anyway," de Vitry says during a telephone interview while the band traveled to a show in Wilmington, Del.
"We're just happy to be on-stage this time around instead of in the audience, or camping and jamming, which is what we would do anyway."
The band — consisting of Lancaster County natives de Vitry (vocals, fiddle, banjo, guitar), Oliver Craven (vocals, guitar, mandolin, fiddle) and Charlie Muench (vocals, upright bass, banjo) — won't have too much time for camping this summer.
The band members, who first performed as a trio in the fall of 2010, will be far too busy tooling around the country in Craven's Subaru Outback.
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"No Depression" Album Review
(by Alan Harrison, No Depression, 3-23-13)
Mountain Music just got interesting.
As I receive so many CD’s through the post these days it’s becoming increasingly difficult to choose which to play first. Regardless of the ‘download generation’ being in the ascendancy, a good cover and packaging will not only catch a reviewer's attention but the casual buyer at concerts and festivals too. With that in mind the cover for the Stray Birds debut album is excellent and would have drawn my gaze to it in a record shop instantly.
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