MAYA de VITRY with special guest DIETRICH STRAUSE
MAYA DeVITRY of THE STRAY BIRDS
with special guest DIETRICH STRAUSE
$12 advance / $15 at the door GENERAL ADMISSION
Special Seating: $60 for one of the eight tables surrounding the performance are. Good for purchaser plus one free guest (must be 21+)
8:00 doors / 9:00 show
A lover of the strange and beautiful conversation between words and music, Maya de Vitry experiences and embraces being alive through song. She has spent the last six years touring the United States, Canada, and Europe with her celebrated Americana band The Stray Birds. In her solo work, her lone, dynamic voice, and her muses and meditations, explore a striking new landscape. She has spent the last year writing, recording, and revealing this wellspring of new songs at residencies and shows around Nashville, and she is now bringing them on the road in anticipation of her solo debut, coming in 2019.
Dietrich Strauses songs are a mix of timeless melody, literate lyricism, and a "virtuosic command of imagery. (The Artery, WBUR) Strause released his new album How Cruel That Hunger Binds on August 26th, produced by Zachariah Hickman (Ray LaMontage, Josh Ritter), the next benchmark in his steady evolution as one of the most eclectic writers and performers coming out of New England. His newest collection of songs is found somewhere in the shadows of the likes of Randy Newman, Nick Lowe, and Paul Simon. Strause dropped out of music school, where he was studying classical trumpet, to become a politics major and take up the guitar. But that hasnt kept him from incorporating his first instrument into the texture of his recordings, or from putting down the guitar to lead his band with just his voice and his trumpet. His last release Little Stones to Break the Giants Heart was featured in No Depression, The Bluegrass Situation, CMTs The Edge, and on Starbucks world wide playlist, helping him garner invitations on the road with folk luminaries such as Anais Mitchell, Great Lake Swimmers, and Sarah Jarosz.
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Though her presence is patient and grounded, Maya is an explorer at heart. She grew up calling many musical settings home, from old-time music festivals to symphony orchestras. She was formally educated by stints at UNC-Asheville and Berklee College of Music, but was informally transformed by the months she spent busking around North America and Europe, riding a bike from town to town, pitching a tent in fields and forests. In between her musical pursuits, she continues to wander the world from Central America to Africa to the Middle East dedicating her ears and heart to new languages and perspectives. Originally from Pennsylvania, Maya now makes her home in Nashville, where in spite of her many travels, she has watched more sunsets on the same lake than ever before in her life.
The Lizard Lounge (View)
1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|