The Stray Birds Are Landing Down at the Campus Theatre
If you’re anything like me, you might be wondering: who the hell are The Stray Birds? Well, you came to the right place, because I was once in the same boat as you, and I have since seen the light. Hailing from nearby Lancaster County in Pennsylvania--that’s right! They’re practically locals!—The Stray Birds are an Americana Folk trio with a lot of talent. Founding musicians Maya de Vitry and Oliver Craven lay down a beautifully harmonized vocals, occasionally joined by their third member, Charles Muench. Their combined talent comes together to create music that, to summarize and simplify their complexity, is simply refreshing.
One song that really captures their overall essence is track number 3 (“Railroad Man”) off of their debut album, The Stray Birds. Maya soothes us with her elegant voice.
Since releasing their aforementioned debut album in 2012, The Stray Birds have done a massive amount of performing and have been extremely well received by critics of Americana/Folk music. It was so great, in fact, that NPR included it on their list of “10 Best Folk/Americana Albums of the Year”. Their new album is a reflection of the process the band has gone through with the creation of their new music and sheds light on their experiences as individuals and as a band (source).
As Bucknellians, we are lucky to have the opportunity to see The Stray Birds for free (yes, for free) at the Campus Theater. They’ll be performing Wednesday, October 22nd from 7:30 – 9:00 pm. Non-Bucknellians will have to purchase tickets at the price of $10, so if you plan on bringing any family members or friends who are not students at Bucknell, keep that in mind! (You can purchase tickets before-hand).
With the absolutely awesome venue that the Campus Theatre is, The Stray Birds are sure to put on an incredibly euphoric and lively show. If you’re stressed from the first full week back from Fall Break, it will most certainly do you well to pay the Campus Theater a visit for this performance, which is sure to put you at ease!