Songwriter-based acoustic string band from New York City, Cricket Tell the Weather, will be bringing their original, independent folk and bluegrass roots to the Harvard Public Library on Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 at 7:30pm.
Brooklyn based Cricket Tell the Weather, a folk roots project of fiddler/singer/songwriter Andrea Asprelli, showcases award-winning original songs delivered with honest vocals and supported by some of NYC’s finest acoustic musicians. Winners of the 2013 FreshGrass Award, Cricket has toured throughout the Northeast US since releasing their self-titled debut album last year. Cricket’s second album, composed of original, contemporary songs with an independent bluegrass and old-time aesthetic, is due out this summer.
Front-woman Andrea Asprelli came to the east coast from Colorado’s front range. A classical musician from an early age, she was introduced to folk and traditional music while studying in Canterbury, England. She came back to the states to find a lush community of folk and bluegrass musicians, and found many homes within them throughout New York and New England that supported and nurtured her as a songwriter, vocalist, and fiddler. In 2011, she won the Podunk Bluegrass Songwriting Competition for her co-written song “Remington,” the opening track of Cricket’s debut album. Cricket Tell the Weather features some of NYC’s finest acoustic musicians, showcasing among them Jason Borisoff (guitar), Doug Goldstein (banjo), and Dave Speranza (bass).
“Though the players’ instrumental chops are in evidence, Cricket’s self-titled debut LP, released last year, is very much a song-based affair… Asprelli’s] contemporary spin on inherited forms is very much part of the American musical tradition” – Jeremy Goodwin, The Boston Globe
“[Asprelli’s] down-to-earth, unaffected vocal delivery is refreshing.” – New York Music Daily
Sat, Jan 23rd @ 7:30pm
Harvard Public Library
4 Pond Rd.
Harvard, MA 01451
Free admission / donations appreciated
Reservations at 978-456-4114