Log In   ·   Become A Member

Brooklyn-Based String Band Playing Back-To-Back Shelter Island Shows

Nicole Barylski

Cricket Tell the Weather is based in Brooklyn. (Courtesy Photo)

On Saturday April 23rd, Sylvester Manor Educational Farm will offer a double dose of Cricket Tell the Weather, an innovative singer-songwriter based acoustic string band from Brooklyn, New York. Performances will take place at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Manor's intimate music room.

"We are thrilled to bring music back to the Manor House with such an exciting, urban bluegrass band," expressed Tom Hashagen, Musical Events Producer at Sylvester Manor.

Cricket Tell the Weather was founded by award-winning songwriter Andrea Asprelli (fiddle, vocals), who after moving from Colorado to the East Coast, found inspiration from Northeast bluegrass communities spanning across Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York.

"[Asprelli's] down-to-earth, unaffected vocal delivery is refreshing, and both Jeff Picker's and Goldstein's solo[s] will give you chills," noted New York Music Daily.

Andrea, who took home top honors at the 2011 Podunk Songwriting Competition, encountered New York native Doug Goldstein (banjo) while attending one of the area's bluegrass festivals. His style encompasses melodic and classic bluegrass, as well as influences in old-time, Classical, and world music. Guitarist Jeff Picker joined the band in 2015, and Sam Weber accompanies Cricket Tell the Weather on bass.

The band has toured the Northeast, showcasing their unique sounds at bluegrass and folk festival and concert series circuits including Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Del Fest, Ossipee Valley Music Festival, Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, and Strawberry Park Bluegrass Festival. They were honored with the Neighborhood Arts & Heritage Grant from the City of Bridgeport twice, and along with their music, Cricket Tell the Weather helps spread bluegrass by leading workshops to students of all ages under their "American Roots Revival" workshop series.

The band released its independent eponymous debut album of original music in 2014. Cricket Tell the Weather was recorded at Signature Sounds studio in Pomfret Center, CT. "[Cricket Tell the Weather] is an acoustic quartet that draws inspiration from a handful of sepia-toned styles, but plays original songs aiming to showcase a contemporary voice...," said Jeremy Goodwin of The Boston Globe. "Though the players' instrumental chops are in evidence, Cricket's self-titled debut LP, released last year, is very much a song-based affair."

Tickets are $20.

Sylvester Manor Educational Farm is located at 80 North Ferry Road in Shelter Island. For more information, call 631-749-0626 or visit sylvestermanor.org.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

Related Articles:

Be the first to comment on this article. (Just fill out the form below)

Submit Your Comment

Please note, you are not currently logged in. Your comment will be submitted as a guest.
To submit your comment as a member, please click here.
Your Name:
* Comments will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion
* All fields are required
What color is a firetruck?
(For spam prevention, thanks)
East End Tick Control
The East End's only New York State licensed dedicated tick and mosquito control specialists!

Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home
We pay less,and so do you.With over 1,000 stores in our buying group, we can get the lowest prices from the best flooring manufacturers — and pass the savings on to you.Visit our other locations: Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home, 675 North Sea Road,Southampton, NY 11968

Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 33 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field.
Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 33 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field. Trusted, experienced and successful, Andrea has solidified herself as the go-to broker of the Hamptons and a wholehearted advocate for her clients. A pioneer in the real estate industry on the East End of Long Island, she is driven by her passion for the business. Andrea is based in the Bridgehampton office of Brown Harris Stevens as a licensed real estate associate broker and consultant. Formerly, a principal partner and Senior Director at Brown Harris Stevens, Andrea now assists in developing their corporate strategy for the Hamptons region, advising other brokers and sales associates, as well as being one of the top producers and listors.

Newly Constructed Modern Farmhouse- Nest Seekers
This beautifully, newly constructed masterpiece by Breskin Development in Sag Harbor is located in a peaceful neighborhood, tucked away on a quiet Cul De Sac. Situated on a great builder’s acre, the home offers 7,100+- square feet of high end construction. Walking up to your new home, you notice the stunning exterior, featuring clapboard siding, a cedar and standing seem metal roof, Belgian block and peastone driveway, and an extensive bluestone patio.