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CRICKET BLUE’s dense, often dark narratives are delivered with catchy musical and lyrical hooks. The duo of Laura Heaberlin and Taylor Smith are storytellers as much as musicians. Listeners have lauded their songs as “an astonishing mix of original lyrics and arrangements that rewards the casual listener, as well as those who choose to lean forward and roll them around like great pieces of literature and composition” and praised their work as an "unlikely combination of the gothic, the literary, and the hummable."
The pair met at Middlebury College in an a cappella group when both were also performing locally as solo singer-songwriters. Later, as professionals involved in the folk scene in Burlington, Vermont, they collaborated on more and more duets to add variety to their single sets. Eventually, Heaberlin and Smith evolved into a duo, and in the summer of 2013 formed Cricket Blue. Paste magazine has dubbed Cricket Blue one of the "10 Vermont Bands You Should Listen To Now." Vermont's alternative weekly Seven Days called them "indie folk with soul and intellect," naming their last EP one of the year's best albums. B-Side raved, "You're lulled in by the sweetness of their melodies that are reminiscent of traditional Appalachian folk or literary indie rock…and find yourself suddenly surprised by the epiphanies that their songs so often crescendo to." Cricket Blue has played stages and folk festivals in both the United States and Canada.