Doors at 7:30 | Show at 8
Maya de Vitry’s devotion to songwriting is her way of staying present, curious, and imaginative. Pennsylvania-raised and Tennessee-based, Maya first traveled and performed as a fiddling street musician, and then in bars, theaters, and on festival stages as a founding member of The Stray Birds. In 2019, she released her critically-acclaimed solo debut Adaptations, produced by Dan Knobler, and has since emerged as a prolific solo artist. NPR calls Maya’s music “the perfect soundtrack for uncorking that emotion and defiantly loving life again”. Her musical heart is rooted in her love of songwriters like John Prine and Townes Van Zandt, emotive vocalists like Nina Simone and Bonnie Raitt, and the traditions of Appalachian string band music.
Maya enjoys playing live around town in her home base of Nashville, TN, playing shows around the country with her band, and also traveling as a solo singer-songwriter, supporting artists like Aoife O’Donovan, John Craigie, and Fruition. Maya’s live band is a fluid ensemble, showcasing various collaborators. They will appear tonight as a trio, featuring band members Joel Timmons (guitars, vocals) and Ethan Jodziewicz (upright bass, vocals). Joel is known for his many years of music-making in the Charleston, SC-based band Sol Driven Train. In addition to being the co-producer, recording engineer, and mixing engineer on Maya’s latest album Violet Light, Ethan is widely respected for his work with mandolinist Sierra Hull, and most recently as a touring member of Aoife O’Donovan’s Age of Apathy Band.