Stone Cricket – Stone Cricket

Stone Cricket
Despite a consistent, straightforward blues-rock tone throughout Stone Cricket’s self-titled debut album, the jazz background of front man and Greeley native Ryan Fourt is not hard to distinguish. Hints of contemporary jazz pepper the base layer of the band’s sound, especially in “I’ve Let You Go,” while heavy influences of modern blues establish the core of the album. Vocalist Kelsey Shiba seems to become significantly more confident throughout the progress of the album; she increasingly exudes an attitude of nonchalant familiarity and comfort in her voice, giving Stone Cricket a sound not unlike that of an unrefined Tedeschi-Trucks Band. Let’s get back to the simple way it should be, Shiba croons in “Recession Blues,” highlighting the attitude of the album and Fourt’s simplistic writing style. With such a seemingly natural sound on the band’s debut album, Stone Cricket is sure to enjoy success with more relaxed blues to come.
—Charlie Anderson

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