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Maya de Vitry announces April UK headline tour

PHOTO CREDIT: Kaitlyn Raitz

Nashville based singer songwriter Maya de Vitry has announced a UK headline tour this April. The announcement comes after her recent visit supporting John Craigie across Europe, which included a stunning show at London’s Bush Hall. Tickets for the April tour are on sale now and available here.

To get a taste of what’s to come, Maya has also released a soulful and affecting acoustic performance video for ‘What The Moon Said’, which features Joel Timmons on guitar, who will be performing with Maya in April, and Ethan Jodziewicz on upright bass. The track was originally released on Adaptations, her first solo album which came out almost five years ago to the day. Watch the video here.

I am so happy to be playing music on this side of the Atlantic again. I loved touring in this part of the world with my former band The Stray Birds, and it’s thrilling to show up here again in a new way, five years into my new musical chapter. There is so much love for songs and stories here.

Throughout the tour, Maya will be performing songs from her three solo releases as well some fan favourites from her previous band, The Stray Birds.

She also recently released the Infinite EP, which is an especially intimate collection of five songs performed with astonishing depth and tenderness. Featuring Maya de Vitry (acoustic guitar, vocals), Joel Timmons (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals), Hannah Delynn (vocals), and Ethan Jodziewicz (upright bass, fretless electric bass), it is a powerful 23 minute journey that invites listeners into the space of warmth and freedom that Maya so devotedly creates in her live show.

“I really think you can hear us listening to each other, discovering the emotional landscape of these songs together. I took some real time away from touring, and now that I’ve returned, I’m able to be a lot more present in pretty much every aspect - the performances, but also the traveling in between, and in conversations with people I meet each night. And for this recording, I think I was able to integrate that present feeling of the live show. For me, when I sing, I am just finding how to really drop deeply into each moment. There is this balance of losing myself completely, and somehow connecting completely - to my bandmates and also to whoever might find these recordings at any time in the future. It is an intense focus and intense letting go, all at the same time. I am so grateful to my bandmates for being willing to go there with me.”

Infinite opens with the enchanting and enthralling ‘Stacy, In Her Wedding Gown’, a song inspired by a co-worker at the Nipper’s Corner Starbucks in Nashville, which has become a staple in her live show and is a captivating portrait of a deeply creative working mother. “I wrote this song as a gift to my shift manager, Stacy. We worked alongside each other making pumpkin spice lattes, and I was so inspired by the meaning she found in her work and the relationships she made with everyone who came into that cafe. One of the first things I learned about Stacy is that her favourite outfit is her wedding gown, and that she wears it as much as possible, simply because she feels amazing when she wears it. I worked on this song in secret, for several months, and then invited her to a show and played it for her,” Maya says.

The EP also features the single ‘Baby Elephants’, which was written while on tour opening for Mighty Poplar, most of it in a flash at a Denver cafe when Maya happened upon a book about how baby elephants are trained. “We all have more strength than we know. And sometimes, that strength is in vulnerability,” Maya says. “On this most recent European tour, there was a new king of Denmark on the very day we played in Copenhagen. And before the show, people were talking about how the new king cried. That felt so connected to the spirit of this song. This is a song about tears, about masculinity, and how as humans we are conditioned to believe certain things about our bodies and how we can express ourselves.”

Maya de Vitry’s depth as a songwriter and her ability to make any performance feel like the most intimate moment have set her apart as someone who possesses a unique talent.

The April tour will no doubt be a special run of shows where her hugely touching songs and stories will reach out to old fans and no doubt cement some new.

April Tour Dates

Thurs 18th – Pocklington, York

Fri 19th – The Live Room, Shipley

Sat 20th – The Stables, Milton Keynes

Sun 21st – The Green Note, London

Mon 22nd – Prince Albert, Brighton

Tue 23rd – Retro Bar, Manchester

Wed 24th – Hug & Pint, Glasgow

Fri 26th – Cluny, Newcastle 

Sat 27th – Sudbury Arts Centre, Sudbury

Tickets available here.


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