She notes that “people that like songs like our music. People that like bluegrass like our music because we have three-part harmonies and we use familiar instruments. People that like old-time music like our music because our melodies are not that wild; they’re simple, and kind of archaic in places, and that’s a familiar sound to those music fans. And people who like Americana music like our music because of all that stuff.”
And people who don’t like any of those types of music? De Vitry finds those sorts coming out to shows, too, because they like the sound of the Stray Birds. “That’s the part that’s really surprising, when you reach those people. That’s a thrill.”
Stuart Munro can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.