The Stray Birds will disband

By on July 11, 2018

The Stray Birds will fly as a flock no longer.

The band posted a message on its Facebook account July 6 announcing the “incredibly difficult but truly healthy” decision to disband.

“We will no longer be performing or recording together, and we have cancelled our fall tour,” the statement reads.

The indie-folk band comprised of Lancaster County natives made waves internationally. The Stray Birds released its self-titled debut in 2012, “Best Medicine” in 2014, and “Magic Fire” in 2016.

The Stray Birds was Oliver Craven, Maya de Vitry and Charlie Muench. Muench and de Vitry met while playing in the orchestra at Landisville Middle School, and Craven graduated from Ephrata Senior High School.

The Stray Birds were (left to right) Oliver Craven, Maya de Vitry, and Charlie Muench.

In June, the Stray Birds announced “Let it Pass,” a forthcoming album to be released Sept. 7. The band confirmed in the message that the album will still be released.

The statement concludes: “These songs will be our musical farewell to you, but may music continue to find you — through sorrow and celebration — and bring you joy and peace.”

Jenelle Janci is an entertainment reporter for LNP. She can be reached at, or 717-291-8647

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