One fine day, long-time pianist James Carlson (aka Snail) bought an accordion. He took to it like a snail to a tasty green leaf. Soon his wife Lucie (aka Cricket) started to chirp along on her violin and they really did start making beautiful music together! They are both also composers and arrangers and are fond of great melodies that evoke street cafés, Celtic dances, Jewish weddings, opera scenes and sitting out on the porch in the summer. Combining sweetness, vivacity, humor and refined musicianship, their eclectic mix of music will delight one and all!
Become a FAN and stay informed about CS's activities on our FACEBOOK page. There are VIDEOS below and more on our YOUTUBE CHANNEL.
CRICKET & SNAIL live in Monteagle, TN on the beautiful Cumberland Plateau not too far from Nashville and Chattanooga. To book for performances, send us an email.
Help us bring more music to you! We are raising money on pledgie.com for our upcoming CD ***STREET SYMPHONIES*** here:
PREVIEW/BUY Cricket & Snail's most recent release 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.
What the fans of CRICKET & SNAIL are saying on FACEBOOK:
They are sensational! You must listen to them! –Irene
Absolutely delightful! What a wonderful sense of "play" you two have!! -Nancy
love it!!! :) -Erin
Wow - great - keep recording - it is so much fun! So beautiful - just sound great together. –Rudolph
We bought your cd last week in Prague, and I can't stop listening to it, especially "It takes two", I love that song, congrats! -Ana
I've been listening to the [preview] CD every day and can't wait for the complete one! -Joy
I just received It Takes Two. Fabulous! I entertained last evening and everyone loved your music. -Irene
...just playing your CD, again and again :-) -Martin
[Fleur fanée is] one of the most beautiful tunes I've ever heard!!! -Klara
Your music style reminds of watching Amelie or Cirque du Soleil. Lovely, fun music! -Valerie
[Wren’s Promenade] reminds me of Champs Elycees in Paris. :) -Hana
[Flower Duet,] this makes me smile! –Mark
[Re: Flower Duet] How utterly astonishingly beautiful! -Vicki
Great concert, you guys! Thanks for playing. -Susan
I am a big fan...looking forward to more! -Stacy
Beautiful music indeed! -Scott
"I want both of us to start singing like two traveling minstrels about this extraordinary existence we share, as if, you, I and God were all married and living in a tiny room." -Hafiz Become a FAN of Cricket & Snail on FACEBOOK!