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24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists. Jingle Jams. An eclectic assortment of holiday tunes, from the new and quirky to the classic.

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The Stray Birds

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The Stray Birds – Three Piece Acoustic Magic From Lancaster, PA


As we do every week we have a new World Cafe: Next artist to introduce to you. Today it is The Stray Birds: multi-instrumentalists and vocalists Maya de Vitry, Oliver Craven, and Charlie Muench. They are an interweaving instrumental and vocal trio who came together in 2012 in Lancaster, PA. Well actually, as often happens, the members had known and played with each other for a while before that in that city’s tight-knit musical community. After releasing their first album, which was very well-received in folk circles, the band starting gigging extensively. One can only surmise that the travel has influenced the cohesiveness and inspired songwriting on the new album Bad Medicine. It will be released tomorrow on Yep Roc Records.



Session Setlist
Best Medicine
San Antonio


Recent Release: Best Medicine
Release Date: October 21, 2014
Label: Yep Roc Records

Holiday Programming

Holiday Programming
The holidays are upon us, and here at WXPN, we’ll bring you musical reflections on the season between now and January 1st. Check out our complete holiday on-air schedule.