The Stray Birds are known for their songwriting, instrumental virtuosity and gorgeous three-part harmony singing. Raised within a few miles of farmland from each other in Lancaster County, Pa., Maya de Vitry and Oliver Craven first shared a song in January 2010. A snowy Pennsylvania winter inspired the collection of seven songs found on their first EP, Borderland.
Two years later, Charles Muench, who contributed upright bass to Borderland, joined the trio who recorded a full-length album, packed a party of seven instruments into a station wagon, and set out to sing for an endless road of towns.
Their full-length debut, The Stray Birds, was lauded by radio stations and listeners across the country and named to the Top 10 Folk/Americana Releases of 2012 by NPR. Passionate live performances led to appearances on NPR's Mountain Stage, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Kerrville Folk Festival and the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival.
Hailed by No Depression as "a band destined for global success," The Stray Birds performed at the 2014 Celtic Connections festival in Scotland, and followed that appearance with a string of sold-out dates in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Their second full-length record, Best Medicine, will be released Oct. 21 on Yep Roc Records.
Following the release of Best Medicine, The Stray Birds will embark on a nationwide tour through the rest of the year and into 2015, bringing their stunning harmonies and lyrics to theaters and venues across the country. The band finishes the summer with upcoming appearances at a number of events, ranging from the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Colorado to Denmark's annual Americana celebration, the Tonder Festival.
Tickets for the performance are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 62+ and subscribers, $5 for youth 18 and under, $5 for Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), free for Bucknell students (limit 2), and $5 for non-Bucknell college students (limit 2).
Tickets are also available in person from several locations including the Weis Center lobby weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the CAP Center Box Office, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center, weekdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information about this performance, contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next event in the Weis Center's 2014-15 Series is a modern dance performance by Mark Morris Dance Group on Friday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. Tickets for the performance are $30 for adults, $24 for seniors 62+ and subscribers, $20 for youth 18 and under, $20 for Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), $10 for Bucknell students (limit 2), and $10 for non-Bucknell college students (limit 2).
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