When: Friday, November 21
Time: 6:30pm – Open Jam / 7:30pm – Concert
Where: Christ Episcopal Church – 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie
Winners of the 2013 FreshGrass Award
Tickets: $15.00 at the door
Children 10 and Under: Free
Based in the New York-Connecticut area, Cricket Tell the Weather is an indie string band featuring bluegrass-inspired original music. Winners of the 2013 FreshGrass Award, Cricket is rooted in the bluegrass tradition, and expands to include rock, pop, and chamber ensemble elements. Award-winning songwriters Andrea Asprelli (fiddle) and Jason Borisoff (guitar) received a blue ribbon in 2011 at the Podunk Bluegrass Festival Songwriting Competition for their co-written song “Remington”. They are joined by NYC native Doug Goldstein on the banjo and Jeff Picker on bass from Portland, OR. The band has twice been awarded the Neighborhood Arts & Heritage Grant from the City of Bridgeport, and is actively involved in providing bluegrass workshops to to students of all ages under their “American Roots Revival” workshop series. Committed to respecting and furthering the traditions of American music, the quartet’s voice carries a new spirit that explores a century of influences, owing as much to the traditions that inspired bluegrass to the journey that follows.
Cricket Tell the Weather is: Andrea Asprelli, fiddle; Jason Borisoff, guitar; Doug Goldstein, banjo; Jeff Picker, bass. Cricket’s extended family is Dan Tressler (mandolin) and Hans Bilger (bass).
As always, the concert begins at 7:30, but there will be a one-hour open jam starting at 6:30pm. So bring your instruments and jam with us!