The outstanding Pennsylvania folk band The Stray Birds grew a lot as it recorded its third and most recent album, Magic Fire. As singer and multi-instrumentalist Maya de Vitry says. "It's become a more open, creative collaboration from the beginning of the process. We've grown in the way we communicate when we actually play music together." Those weren't the only changes: She and her partners, Oliver Craven and Charlie Muench, added drums and other instruments and worked with an outside producer, Larry Campbell, for the first time.
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