CRICKET & SNAIL is a violin-accordion duo from Tennessee (U.S.A.) that performs an eclectic mix of classical, early 20th-century popular and folk musical styles that transport their listeners to such exotic places as a French café, an opera scene, a Celtic dance or a Jewish wedding. While Czech violinist Lucie Carlson and American accordionist James Carlson are both classically trained musicians and composers, they formed their duo because they wanted to make music that was freer from the boundaries of the concert hall. Whether playing on stage, in a café, at festivals or on the streets of Prague, they always impress their listeners with the expressiveness of their playing, their original compositions and the surprising beauty of sound that their instruments make when combined. Come hear Cricket & Snail, something out of the ordinary, music that is evocative, heartfelt and fun!
Hear a demo recording of one our recent projects: CRICKET & SNAIL CONCERTINO: At the Circus (2013) for violin, accordion & orchestra. Here's a VIDEO of the premier (see also below).
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CRICKET & SNAIL live in Monteagle, TN on the beautiful Cumberland Plateau not too far from Nashville and Chattanooga. They also perform during the summer in the Czech Republic and Seattle. To book performances, send us an email.
We are pleased to announce our new CD ***STREET SYMPHONIES*** featuring symphony movements arranged for street playing and street-themed songs PREVIEW/BUY on CDBaby.com. Also available on itunes.
PREVIEW/BUY Cricket & Snail's CD AT THE THEATER featuring a mix of opera, operetta and film music!
Cricket & Snail's second CD **DANCE TO YOUR SHADOW** is currently available to preview and purchase on CDBABY.COM., ITUNES, AMAZON.COM and CDUNIVERSE. (It is available as a physical CD at Cdbaby.com & CDUniverse.)
Our debut CD **IT TAKES TWO** is also available to preview, purchase and download on CDBABY.COM and CDUNIVERSE, and you can download mp3s of our CD on ITUNES and AMAZON.COM.
IT TAKES TWO video preview
To view the lyrics of the vocal songs on IT TAKES TWO, click here.