This is a Sunday evening show. Doors open at 6:30PM for our Dinner & Show Guests, and at 7:00PM for our Show Only Guests. The Stray Birds take the stage at 7:30 for two 45 Minute sets of some of the most beautiful and perfectly performed music you have EVER heard. Don't delay in getting your tickets, this show will sell out quickly. For more information, visit www.rearwindowlisteningroom.com
The Stray Birds When The Stray Birds take the stage, the spotlight falls on three voices raised in harmony above the raw resonance of wood and strings. It is a sound drawn from the richness of American folk music traditions, spun with a stirring subtlety and grace. From bustling street corners to silent halls, their performances speak to an uncompromising reverence for songs.
Raised within a few miles of farmland from each other in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, their flight began with friendship. With miles of music already behind them, Maya de Vitry and Oliver Craven first shared a song in January 2010. A snowy Pennsylvania winter welcomed collaboration between the two creative flames and inspired the collection of seven songs found on their first EP, Borderland.
"I like how you sing that song. You sound like you're really old." -John McEuen, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
"New bands seeking to make a lasting impression on a nationwide audience are often inclined to lay it all on the line from the get-go. Unleash the full throttle of your instrumental gifts through intense solos and voice-stretching vocal performances, and perhaps folks will have no option but to listen. There's more grace and artfulness, though, in excersing restraint, as The Stray Birds do beautifully on their self-titled debut. Clearly these are players with chops, songwriters with a fierce command of their craft. But they also seem to have a grip on when to lend a hand, and when to let the songs fly on their own. This record was certainly one of the finest debuts of the year from a band to watch." -Kim Ruehl & Linda Fahey, NPR Music
"Five Stars." -John Starling, Founding Member of The Seldom Scene
"The reaction here has been stunning to be quite honest with you. There are few records that the entire staff all agree on. We have staff that have been here for a long time and like more traditional sounds, and we have younger folks who like Fleet Foxes etc.but this is truly one album we all sort of looked at each other and said 'wow'." Jason Moberg, Music Director, WUMB Boston
"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 Philadelphia
"Super-talented acoustic trio whose virtuosity doesn't get in the way of their soul. Rich vocal harmonies, tight acoustic arrangements, heart-wrenching songs." -Jessica Smucker, Fly Magazine, Lancaster, PA
"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 Northeast Regional Folk Alliance
"Before the show they were seen hanging with friends and sharing beers." -Adam Quinn, Tri State Indie
Rear Window Listening Room (View)
107 East Menefee Ave
Ganado, TX 77962