SchoolHouse Concert: Alisa Amador & Cricket Blue, October 26th

A double feature of acoustic magic on the night of the Garlic Gathering!

Featuring Alisa Amador and Cricket Blue

@ the Wild Mountain Cooperative Schoolhouse, October 26th, 2019, 7pm

Suggested donation: $10-20 (nobody turned away for lack of funds)

Alisa Amador

Alisa Amador’s music is a synthesis of the many styles she’s voraciously absorbed: rock, jazz, funk and alternative folk, all wrapped in the spirit of the Latin music she grew up with. With a sound described by Vance Gilbert as, “Shawn Colvin meets Joni Mitchell has lunch with Amy Winehouse meets Suzanne Vega and Diana Krall,” and NPR calls, “a pitch-perfect rendition of my wildest dreams,” her soulful singing, poetically incisive lyrics, and syncopated rhythms, are likely to make you cry, laugh and dance all within one set

Watch her video, Heartless Author, here.

Cricket Blue

You might think of Simon & Garfunkel when you first hear Cricket Blue, or of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. But their music is equally evocative of literary voices: Alice Munro, Dylan Thomas, Flannery O’Connor, even a touch of Edward Gorey. The eleven songs on Cricket Blue’s debut album, Serotinalia, feature a cast of characters right out of a short story collection. Their dense, often dark narratives are delivered with intricate guitarwork and catchy hooks. Listeners have lauded their songs as “an astonishing mix of original lyrics and arrangements that rewards the casual listener, as well as those who choose to lean forward and roll them around like great pieces of literature and composition” and an “unlikely combination of the gothic, the literary, and the hummable.”

Watch some live videos here.