Without doubt, The Stray Birds is one of the most exciting bands in folkdom right now. Their blend of foot-stomping bluegrass, heartbreaking country, timeless gospel, and tender poetic ballads is extraordinary.
Known for sweeping and massive harmonies, their signature power lies in outstanding songwriting, the unique and moving vocal style of Maya DeVitry, who also plays fiddle and banjo, and the superb vocal and instrumental contributions of Charlie Muensch on bass and Oliver Craven on guitar and mandolin.
Since releasing their recent album, Magic Fire, produced in Woodstock by multi-GRAMMY-winner Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Willie Nelson) they've added a new band member, Shane Leonard, on drums. In the studio and on stage, the band radiates a chemistry that can't be faked: "From the moment the opening notes hit your ear, you know this band hit the golden thing the un-defineable quality/timing/vibe that artists can never accurately describe you only know that they offered a piece of themselves that will now be part of you onward." (Popdose)
The Parting Glass Pub
40 Lake Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866