The Stray Birds nest at Gretna

By on August 16, 2017

The Pennsylvania Chautauqua Foundation will host a concert by The Stray Birds on Friday, Sept. 1, at 7:30 p.m., at the Mount Gretna Playhouse, 200 Pennsylvania Ave., Mount Gretna.

All originally from Lancaster, The Stray Birds started as a duo of acoustic buskers in early 2010 when Maya de Vitry and Oliver Craven met with their instruments, their voices, and their songs. It didn’t take much convincing to get bassist Charlie Muench on board, and with the addition of a third unique and powerful voice, the group began to define its captivating sound.

Seven years, three original records, and some six hundred performances later, the band is best known today for its songwriting, its tight and forthcoming vocal harmony blend and its commitment to an impassioned delivery of original material, both on stage and in the studio. Now based in Nashville, they’ve been seen from L.A. to London, Dallas to Denmark, New York to New Orleans.

The purpose and mission of the Chautauqua shall be the advancement of literary, scientific, intellectual, physical and social welfare and the promotion of cultural and religious activities, recreation and entertainment.

As part of the Chautauqua Summer Festival celebrating the 125th Anniversary of Mount Gretna, tickets are only $10 and are available online at or at the visitors center in Mount Gretna.

The Stray Birds

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