"Seductive, Interstellar Funk" - Okayplayer
"Maitri is taking from the past and molding it to meet the sound of the future, where Soul, R&B, Jazz and Rock melt to create a Super-Beat that crosses the boundaries and appeal to all music lovers." - Indie Pulse Music
Translated from Sanskrit, Maitri (my tree) is an unconditional friendship and acceptance of yourself that extends outward to the world. This group was formed by Caroline Davis (voice/woodwinds) to embrace both the hardship and ecstasy of life through song, and it is now a collective songwriting outlet for both herself and Ben Hoffmann (voice/keyboards).
Featuring driving keyboards and a powerful rhythm section that includes Sam Weber (bass) and Jay Sawyer (drums), Maitri incorporates a heavy dose of soul and R&B, while also drawing upon various other influences including indie music. Based in Brooklyn, NY, Maitri is a new sound that reflects modern day struggle and offers hope for a better reality.