The music of Vermont-based folk duo Cricket Blue is inspired by diverse aspects of the American folk tradition: old and current, popular and obscure. Laura Heaberlin and Taylor Smith write songs marked by close-knit harmonies and words about myth, confusion, love, and the ends of the things.
Heaberlin’s and Smith’s sometimes mingled, sometimes markedly contrasting imaginations form the bones of Cricket Blue's sound. Heaberlin’s perceptive lyrical voice elevates everyday mundanities and makes the sublime pocket-sized. Smith threads images and characters into narratives that flicker between enigmatic and nakedly honest. They count songwriters like Jeff Mangum, Joanna Newsom, Laura Marling, Anaïs Mitchell, and Bob Dylan among their influences, as well as poets and storytellers like Dylan Thomas, Alice Munro, Angela Carter, and David Foster Wallace.
Included in the Paste Magazine list of top ten Burlington, VT bands.
This Ear to the Ground piece features excerpts of live sessions recorded at Beehive Productions in Saranac Lake, as well as live performance from the Flynn Space in Burlington and The Valley Stage Festival in Huntington, VT.