Oliver Craven Photo by Laura Carbone
Congratulations to KC Cafe Performing Artist Oliver Craven of The Stray Birds for being a Top 10 finalist out of 500 entries in the 2013 Telluride Troubadour Contest. The Telluride Troubadour Competition is a nationally recognized songwriter competition open to anyone who writes and performs original music and who is not currently signed to a major recording or publishing deal. Contestants are judged on the quality of the song’s composition, vocal delivery, and the overall performance.
KC Cafe Radio had the pleasure of experiencing The Stray Birds live last August when they performed as part of our 2012 House Concert Series. You can listen to their live performance on our website. You can also catch them in concert as they are currently on tour. Upcoming dates and information are located on their website www.thestraybirds.com
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 – Attendees of KC Cafe Radio’s most recent House Concert was presented to an acoustic music treat Saturday night, as the talented trio The Stray Birds performed. Group members Maya de Vitry, Oliver Craven and Charles Muench combined their rich and soothing three-part harmony with a variety of instruments and styles to make for a dynamically entertaining evening.
Featuring music from their latest self-titled album, The Stray Birds performed such original tunes as “Dream In Blue,” “Railroad Man,” “25 to Life,” and “No Part of Nothin’,” along with a few folk favorites such as “St. Anne’s Reel.”
Listen To The Entire Performance Here:
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Here is a video of The Stray Birds performing “St. Anne’s Reel:”
Music By The Stray Birds On KC Cafe Radio: