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Join us for the Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, as The Stray Birds perform a live midday concert on Friday.

In support of their latest release Magic Fire, The Stray Birds make a stop at XPN's Free At Noon before they continue on to the 55th Philadelphia FolkFest. Tix for the Philadelphia Folkfest can be purchased here.

Upcoming Release: Magic Fire
Release Date: August 19, 2016
Release Label: Yep Roc Records

The Stray Birds Music Has Grown As They Have Grown Up Together
The Stray Birds – Three Piece Acoustic Magic From Lancaster, PA
Join us for a Free At Noon Doubleheader with The Stray Birds and Kopecky Family Band at a live midday concert on Friday.

The Lancaster-based newgrass trio The Stray Birds are gearing up to release their second album, Best Medicine, which comes out on Yep Roc Records on October 21st. The band celebrates the record with a October 23rd show at World Cafe Live, but you can catch them a few days early when they join us for Free at Noon.

Recent Release: Best Medicine
Release Date: October 21, 2014
Label: Yep Roc Records

Can't Make It?

WATCH THE LIVE VIDEO STREAM at Noon on Friday 10/17!

On the same show, Nashville favorites Kopecky Family Band will join us for one of their trademark rousing sets. Still touring in support of their 2012 release Kids Raising Kids, the band headlines Union Transfer on Friday night. Get a preview of their big show when they hit the Free at Noon stage. Join us in person at World Cafe Live or listen on your radio at 88.5 FM or online at

Recent Release: Kids Raising Kids
Release Date: April 2, 2013
Label: Ato Records

Can't Make It?

WATCH THE LIVE VIDEO STREAM at Noon on Friday 10/17!

Made possible by support from XPN Members, Comcast, and Septa.

Even with so many new folk artists on the scene, it’s no wonder Lancaster natives The Stray Birds are making a name for themselves with outstanding songwriting that soars in three-part harmony. Their debut album received high praise from NPR, and XPN’s The Key Studio Session captured their traditional-yet-unique music and intimate performance style.

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