emotive and powerful”

American Songwriter

The Krickets send chills down your spine and lift you sky high”

— No Depression

...a truly stunning one-of-a-kind sound.”

Paste Magazine

Welcome

The Krickets are a female Americana group from the gulf coast who's music is what Paste Magazine describes as "a truly stunning, one-of-a-kind sound."  Fresh out of the studio, the band just finished a sophomore album entitled 'Redbird.'  The title track, 'Redbird'  was recently named the 2019 Alt Country Song of the Year at the Independent Music Awards.  Produced by Grammy nominee Sam Ashworth and recorded at Brown Owl Studios in Nashville this album has everything from traditional country to folk rock steeped in harmony and an earthy instrumentation.

2016 IMA Folk Song of the Year winner for their single "Cool Cool Water,"  The Krickets are a female swamp-folk band that released their first album "Spanish Moss Sirens" in May of 2016.  Produced by Ben Tanner of the Alabama Shakes and recorded in Muscle Shoals, the album debuted at #1 on Amazon's ‘Best Sellers’, ‘Movers and Shakers’ and ‘Modern Folk’ charts.   They were also named the 2016 IMEA Folk Artist of the Year. The group originally came together to play a cancer benefit in honor of Cristina "Cricket" Russell.  Now, they are able to support the cause by donating a portion of every album sale to The Cricket Fund and Beyond which provides women's health services to the uninsured.

Band members: Emily Stuckey (vocals, guitar, percussion), Lauren Spring (vocals, guitar, fiddle) , Rachel Grubb (vocals, bass, guitar)

New Single "These Games" coming! 

What happens when the world turns upside down and a quarantine benches a band's tour?  Something magical.  They learn to write and record remotely, self-produce some music and then....release it - bells and whistles be damned.  With new single, These Games, The Krickets offer a raw, Americana harmony bath with a retro feel meant to be sung at the top of one's lungs.  It's a small part of a big message from a beloved musical community that nothing's gonna stop the music. New single, These Games, is a true first for them, fully self-produced and will drop June 5th, 2020.  

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Hey Hey Guys! Krickets news ahead!?? 

Hi guys!! 

We wanted to check in and let you all know what has been happening!  First, thanks to all who came out for WUWF's Radio Live last week.  What a night!  Here's the show link if you're in a NPR musical discovery mood.   The other artists were Ben de la Cour, Roy Schneider and Kim Mayfield.  All amazing songwriters. 

Upcoming Shows: ticket links below  -   ?we can't wait to see you!!? 

9/15  Sing Out Loud Fest -St Augustine, Fl 
10/13  Oktober Fest - Apalachicola, Fl 
10/25  Private House Concert - Mobile, Al 
11/3. The Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival - Pensacola, FL 
11/8. Heartwood Soundstage - Gainsville, Fl. (Tickets Here) 
11/9. Private House Concert - Tampa, Fl. (reservation requests email lunazoot@gmail.com
11/10. Bowery Station - Apalachicola, Fl 
12/14. Monticello Opera House, Monticello, Flw/ The Currys. (Tickets Here) 

Some happenings: 

So, we were mind blown to win Alt Country Song of the Year at the 2019 Independent Music Awards for our title track, 'Redbird".  What?!!  We didn't go to NYC to go fetch it this time, but we still feel just as honored and it's made us look very fancy on our radio promos lately.   This lead to a big jump back to #2 on the Folk/Bluegrass charts for the most downloaded album in all of radio land this month.  We also landed our very first indie film song placement in a movie called Son of a Gun which you can watch here on Amazon Prime.  And last but not least, The Krickets were featured in a documentary!  The film was made to depict the differences female musicians face in a southern culture, but to us, it became the early story of our band.  All the good, bad and ugly is there.  We haven't been able to get through it yet without crying for the pain and joy of it all.   It's terrifying to share something that up close and personal, but we believe in telling the truth, sooo...   anyway, we will host a watch party on facebook for that soon so we can all experience the saga together. 

Best ways to support us at the moment: 

  • Add us to a playlist!   Find us here: Apple Music / Spotify / Amazon /  "Alexa, play The Krickets!" 
  • Host a house show!  Just reply to this email and we'll tell you all about it 
  • Come join our super fan club at Patreon!   For as little as a $1/m you can have access to supporter exclusive videos, special merch, early access to tickets and show info, watch our practices, etc.  We have a grand total of 5 patrons at this moment and one of them is Lauren's mom, so come help us out if you can!  This support helps with things like like website fees, festival app fees, gas, etc.   CLICK HERE to join our SUPER GROUP ? 

We can't adequately put into words how grateful we are to you for supporting our music.  WE LOVE YOU AND CAN"T WAIT TO SEE YOU!!! 

Your Krickets 

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Keep Kalm and Kricket On 

?some news? 

Hey Fam! 

Lauren and Emily here and we have some news.  We are excited to announce that Katrina and Amanda have finished their teaching degrees and will be starting their new journeys this year.  We’re so happy for them and hope you guys join us in wishing them the best as they head down these new paths!?  Don’t worry - take a deep breath - The Krickets are alive and well and have invited our very talented friend and fellow singer songwriter, Rachel Grubb to jam with us and bring that third harmony and bass guitar to the group.   We’ve been practicing for a couple months now and we’re really getting excited about the sound.  It’s hard to believe that it’s been 4 years since The Krickets began and we’re excited for this next chapter.   Thanks so much for the support you’ve shown us through every chapter thus far.  We love you and can’t wait to see you this fall!  #KeepKalmAndKricketOn

Little update 

Hello Krickets fam! 

It's high time you fine folks received a little update on this new album's progress.   The short version is that it is in the process of being mixed and our producer hopes to have it back to us by the end of the month and ready to release by Aug/Sept.  It's later than we'd envisioned but we're so proud of this music we hope you'll feel it was worth the wait!!   We are SO excited about getting to play these songs live.  Like crazy excited about it.  

Recording this album was a crazy wonderful experience with our producer Sam Ashworth in Nashville.  We poured ourselves out into about 20 songs for him to choose from and 12 will be on this album!  Sam's ideas for these songs were ridiculously cool and he had us trying things musically we would have never had the guts to try otherwise.  To give you an idea of the whirlwind of the experience, we recorded 12 songs in 5 days this time as opposed to 10 songs in 10 days on our last album.  What?!  And that included cutting out early one day to go record a music video song series at Skyville Live for Scenes Media! 

Now it's crunch time on getting the music mixed and mastered, making a music video for the new music, album art, photoshoots, marketing campaigns, and getting physical merch production underway!  We hope to plan an album release concert in both Port St. Joe and the Mobile area.  We're beyond grateful to you and are working hard to make you proud!    See you soon!! 

Your Krickets

Katrina's Take: A Hoot and a Holler! 

May/June 2017 

Greetings Kricketeers! 

Thanks to everyone for checking in. This is Katrina coming at you with an update of all we’ve been up to lately—there’s a lot to cover. May was loaded with some of our greatest adventures, and I don’t say that very lightly, considering we’ve shared the most amazing experiences together. 

We kicked off the month with a wedding! Melissa married her sweetheart, Sam Weigle, and the two lovebirds took their celebration on the road with the band as we all traveled to St. Augustine, Florida. 

Gamble Rogers Music Festival 

St. Augustine, founded in 1565 by Spaniards, is the oldest city in the nation. It was my first time to visit the town, which is located in northeastern Florida right on the Atlantic coast, and wowzers it is a beautiful area. I still can’t stop thinking about it. 

We had an absolute blast at the 22nd Annual Gamble Rogers Music Festival. Everyone we met and got to hang with could not have been any cooler or kinder, and the atmosphere of the festival was amazing. All the oaks and shady trees made it the perfect spot, and the weather, oh my word it was heavenly. And might I add that the music is what dreams are made of. I can’t imagine there ever being a more intimate feeling of both listening with and performing to the most intent of audiences, and The Gamble Rogers Festival was just that. I’m thankful to have been a part of it, and we can’t wait to go back again next year. 

Chickfest at Bowery Station 

We followed up the Gamble Rogers folk fest with some downhome good times. The Bowery Station is the chillest-vibing, outdoorsiest indoor hang in Apalachicola, Florida, and by far the best music venue. The hospitality is topnotch, and we had a hoot at Chickfest this year. 

We got to hear some of the best music performed by the most talented lineup of all-lady musicians all day long. I got to experience probably the best game of cornhole of my life, and I don’t say that lightly either, because what I didn’t mention in the previous section is that I had played the second-best game of cornhole ever. (Maybe I’ll start a subblog about my cornhole adventures). Chickfest was so much fun. 

Melissa announced that she is having a baby boy!!! And she also mentioned to me that she had seen the greatest shirt she’d ever seen. She said it had hamburgers on it and that she had to have it. I missed it, but I wanted to see so badly, for I knew that this had to be the best shirt ever. So I scanned every person I could see, but I could not locate a hamburger shirt for the life of me. The next thing we knew, there was a huge commotion. A half-naked man appeared, and Melissa was holding the most badass shirt I had ever seen in my life. I’ll never forget it, and now I am suddenly hungry for burgers. I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard during a gig or experienced as much joy as I did at Chickfest playing music with most incredible group of people I know. 

Florida Folk Festival 

To close out our string of gigs and adventures for the month, we got to live as hippies for the weekend, and we were so happy. The Florida Folk Festival is located in White Springs, Florida, at the Stephen Foster Culture Center State Park, situated on the Suwannee River. It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. 

soon as we arrived to the festival, we found the River Gazebo Stage and prepared for our acoustic set. There is nothing in the world quite comparable to playing soul-folk music in the middle of the woods on the banks of the Suwannee. It’s an odd but glorious feeling, nervous excitement mixed with overwhelming peace, and we hit the kind of groove during that performance that makes music everything in the world to me. 

It was my first time to camp out in a tent, and we had the friendliest and most helpful camp neighbors. It was such an adventure. I loved it. We spent most of the next day exploring the park and ended the evening with our performance on the main Amphitheater Stage. Our sweet, good friends, Amy Alderman and Ashley Fellers, joined us for the set and helped us tremendously in doing so. We were also joined by The Currys for our last two songs, and man was it a treat! 

A good time was had by all. We will never forget it and can only dream of having as much fun at next year’s festival. But until then… 

COMING UP! 

Saturday, July 8th | Monticello Opera House| Monticello, Florida 

Doors 6:30 | Dinner 7 | Show 8 

The band is traveling to Monticello, Florida, for a performance at the Monticello Opera House! Belle and the Band will join us, and we are looking forward to an evening of awesome music in this most beautiful venue. We are excited to see all of our friends and hope to meet some new folks as well! Tickets: http://monticellooperahouse.org/tickets 

Sunday, July 9th | Eddie’s Attic | Decatur, Georgia 

Doors 5 | Show 6 

We are absolutely thrilled to travel to Georgia for Eddie’s Attic. Calling all of our friends in Atlanta and surrounding areas! Come out and help make this an unforgettable night and enjoy with us an intimate evening of music at one of the most legendary listening rooms in the country. “Live Music Matters.” Tickets: http://ticketfly.com/event/143735?utm_medium=api 

Monday, July 17th | Here Comes the Sun – Summer Concert Series | Rosemary Beach, Florida 

Show 7 

The Merchants of Rosemary Beach is hosting a summer concert series, happening every Monday all summer. We are excited to be a part of the lineup! Join us for this sure-to-be fun event and enjoy the evening with us. 

Love, 

The Krickets

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