BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

The Stray Birds

The Stray Birds

Anthony da Costa

Wed, May 3, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$15.00

This event is 21 and over

The Stray Birds
The Stray Birds
All originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 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. They've been seen from LA to London, sung songs from Dallas to Denmark, and played tunes from New York to New Orleans. Their 2016 Yep Roc Records release Magic Fire was produced by Grammy-winner Larry Campbell and earned much praise, including being named by NPR as one of Folk Alley's Top Ten Records of 2016. With time, their sound has evolved to a palate broader than what it first was on the street corners and in the markets, but this much remains true: The Stray Birds is a band of musicians as subtle and nuanced as they are energetic, a band of writers as blatant and bold as they are coy, and perhaps most importantly, a band of people as friendly and compassionate as they are talented. It's safe to imagine that most who hear their music come back for another listen, time and again.
Anthony da Costa
Anthony da Costa
Anthony da Costa is a 26-year-old singer/songwriter/guitarist living in Nashville, TN. Originally hailing from Pleasantville, NY, Anthony has been writing and performing his songs since he was thirteen. At the age of sixteen, Anthony became the youngest winner ever of both the Falcon Ridge and Kerrville Folk Festival songwriting competitions. Anthony has made well over ten solo recordings to date. His latest release is DA COSTA, a self-produced album which was recorded in Austin, TX and features contributions from Aaron Lee Tasjan and Devon Sproule, as well as members of Okkervil River, Ben Kweller, and Eric Johnson. Sing Out! Magazine once called him “an outstanding writer of plainspoken Americana.”

Anthony has opened for the likes of Loretta Lynn, Dan Bern, Judy Collins, Suzanne Vega, Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation), John Moreland, Kenny Loggins and other awesome folks like that. He played guitar in a band called Nancy and Beth, featuring actor/singers Megan Mullally (Will and Grace) and Stephanie Hunt. That band has played some amazing stages, including CONAN on TBS. Anthony spent 2016 as the touring guitarist and harmony singer for Aoife O’Donovan (Crooked Still, Prairie Home Companion) and can currently be found playing alongside Grammy Award-winning songwriter Sarah Jarosz. He's appeared at numerous festivals such as the Newport Folk Festival, Sasquatch, Tønder (Denmark) and Celtic Connections (Scotland).
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com