Basic Folk 11 – Maya de Vitry


Singer/Songwriter Maya de Vitry is on the podcast this week! Maya was a former member of the string trio The Stray Birds, but now she has stepped out on her own with her first solo album, Adaptations.

de Vitry grew up on 7 acres of rolling green in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Even from a small age her musical talent and intelligence were evident. We discuss her singing Iris Dement’s “Our Town” at six-years-old for show and tell, and teaching other kindergarten kids multiplication. Maya then unpacks the evolution of her writing from processing her feelings in her journal to creating a song, and the fear and the freedom she felt recording her first solo album. Enjoy my conversation with Maya de Vitry and please subscribe for more to come!

Maya de Vitry performs “You”:

Check out Maya’s latest album, Adaptations