Maya DeVitry has just released a gorgeous solo release called “Adaptations”, a set of a dozen thoughtful songs covering issues like migration, civil and personal rights. The songs differ from her work with The Stray Birds in that they were written and conceived not in three part harmony but for her solo voice. She is ably supported by the stellar guitar work of Anthony Da Costa whose work includes Aiofe O’Donovan and Sarah Jarosz. Sam Grisman on bass and Jason Burger on drums fill out her band. Our segment covers a lot of territory with commentary about her trip to Jordan with the Boston-based bluegrass unit, Della Mae, to her solo trips to Cuba and remote cabins in Pennsylvania to write these songs. Her answers are thoughtful and full of insights of her journey from the aggressive touring of The Stray Birds to this very meditative soulful release on her own.
Our segment includes a healthy dose of the new album but begins with The Stray Bird’s song, “Dream in Blue” from 2012. New songs include “What the Moon Said”, “Anybody’s Friend”,”Go Tell A Bird” and “My Body is a Letter”.
Maya brings her band and her new batch of incredible songs to Club Passim in Cambridge on May 17th. Catch this talented singer songwriter with her trio of Ethan Jodziewicz on bass and Jason Burger on drums.