When: Thu., Aug. 25, 8 p.m. 2016
Laura Haberlin and Taylor Smith of Cricket Blue recently released their second EP, Io. The short compilation was named one of the best Vermont albums of 2016 so far by Seven Days music editor Dan Bolles, who also called it “an understated gem” and “indie folk with soul and intellect.” Now the Middlebury College graduates are taking their melancholy Americana sound on the road: A performance at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center kicks off a short tour that includes stops in Connecticut and New York. With tight harmonies and sweetly dark lyricism filled with literary references, Cricket Blue just might bring you to tears. It’s OK, everyone needs a good cry now and then.