Cricket Blue, Henry Black
185 Orchard St.
New York, NY, 10002
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
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 harmonies and stories about confusion, love, and myth.
Laura and Taylor possess sometimes mingled, sometimes markedly contrasting imaginations, which form the bones of Cricket Blue's sound. Laura’s perceptive lyrical voice elevates everyday mundanities and makes the sublime pocket-sized. Taylor threads images and characters into narratives that flicker between enigmatic and nakedly honest. They count songwriters like Jeff Mangum, Joanna Newsom, Laura Marling, and Anaïs Mitchell among their influences, as well as poets and storytellers like Dylan Thomas, Alice Munro, and Angela Carter.They've shared the stage with such acts as Darlingside, the Stray Birds, and Sean Rowe.
"Their songs on indecision, love and perseverance seem timeless." -Paste Magazine,
Henry Black is a singer-songwriter based in New York City. Clearly influenced by traditional American music, Black harkens back to these roots while remaining contemporary in setting. Weaving personal tribulations and societal trends and events, often in the same song, each of his pieces of work stand as independent narratives from the point of view of the modern young American. Eartothegroundmusic.com says, "...Black’s style is, as you will hear, both haunting and iconic. He has a perfect combination of youthful excitement and a savant’s ability...[he] shows a level of proficiency with this style that makes other folk musicians, even the greats, sound like amateur musicians."
Having played dozens of shows in New York City since his arrival in 2015, he is an established member of the underground songwriting scene. He has toured extensively through the United States, playing venues such as The Daytona Bandshell, The House of Blues, Eddie's Attic, The Mothlight, Jammin Java, and countless others. He is touring through August/September of 2017, in support of his debut record, "Folk is Dead".
GA Seated || Please note, there is a two drink minimum in the room.
Advance tickets are available online until 4PM, day of show. Any remaining tickets can be purchased at the door at showtime.