April 4, 2017 Julie

Cricket Blue to Play at ShoeFly Trail Running Festival

Bzzzz….we promised you ShoeFly Trail Series & Festival entertainment updates….

We are thrilled to announce that Vermont-based folk duo Cricket Blue will perform on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Watershed Post says, “Cricket Blue is an act not to be missed.” Seven Days notes, “Their vocal blend is immaculate. But more importantly, they appear to share a sensibility and sensitivity — the mark of any great duo.” Put this Trail Running Series & Festival on your calendar ASAP! Run, listen to great music, cheer on other runners, eat good food. Don’t wait to sign up for what might be one of Vermont’s best running events of the year! https://runsignup.com/shoeflytrailrun

Cricket Blue at ShoeFly Trail Running Festival – September 15-17, 2017 – Kingdom Trails, East Burke, VT

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 characters and imagery 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.

Heaberlin and Smith became friends at Middlebury College, where they studied philosophy and literature. They’ve shared the stage with such acts as the Stray Birds, Antje Duvekot, and Darlingside.

“their songs on indecision, love and perseverance seem timeless just months after release”
– Chris Leo Palermino, Paste Magazine
“sends shivers down your spine”
– Independent Music News
“If you possess a soft spot for beauty, Cricket Blue is an act not to be missed. To date most reviews of this remarkable duo emanate from Vermont, since word of their velvet intensity is just starting to spread beyond the state’s borders. But that should be changing soon . . . . Their appeal is just too compelling for them to remain a regional act for long”
– Watershed Post
“Their vocal blend is immaculate. But more importantly, they appear to share a sensibility and sensitivity — the mark of any great duo.”
– Dan Bolles, Seven Days
“You’re lulled in by the sweetness of their melodies that are reminiscent of traditional Appalachian folk or literary indie rock like Andrew Bird and find yourself suddenly surprised by the epiphanies that their songs so often crescendo to.”
– Caroline Shea, B-Side

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Julie Julie does stuff. Like organizing things, writing, traveling, and trail running with 4 homeschooled kids in tow. She is honored to help organize the ShoeFly Trail Running Series & Festival on some of the best dirt in one of the coolest towns in the world.