Cricket Blue Play Phoenicia Saturday August 20th

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Back when 45’s were hot, a term was used when a single hit the charts and rose rapidly toward the top. It’s ranking was noted – and listed “with a bullet”. Now as indie releases proliferate, when songs start attracting attention the person or group responsible is deemed “an emerging artist”. Cricket Blue is one of those – with a bullet.

Laura Heaberlin and Taylor Smith, both in their mid twenties and from Vermont, are Cricket Blue. This spring they released their second four song EP, “Io”. On the strength of that work Cricket Blue was invited into the 2016 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artists Showcase. Vermont Public Radio interviewed Cricket Blue on “All Things Considered”, and Paste Magazine included Cricket Blue in their piece “10 Vermont Bands You Should Listen To Now”

Their music is, quite simply, gorgeous.

“Io, the duo’s new EP, is built around Cricket Blue’s delicate guitar work and fragile harmonies…” – the Burlington Free Press

“dovetailing harmonies and heart-melting melodies“ – Seven Days

“sends shivers down your spine” – Independent Music News

“their songs on indecision, love and perseverance seem timeless” – Paste Magazine

The Empire State Railway Museum is located at 70 Lower High Street in Phoenicia, New York. Tickets are $18  at the door or $15  with an advance RSVP. Show time is 7:30 p.m. and the doors open at 7:00 p.m. This is an intimate venue with seating for approximately 50 guests.

Seats can be reserved by emailing us at or by calling Flying Cat Music at 845-688-9453. RSVPs must be received by 5:00 p.m.on the day of the show in order to confirm seat availability. Advance seats can only be guaranteed until 7:20 p.m. so please arrive early to claim them.

Website for Cricket Blue

Our Full 2016 Schedule 

Video of  Cricket Blue performing  Forsythia