The Krickets are an Americana trio from the Gulf Coast whose music is what Paste Magazine calls “a truly stunning, one-of-a-kind sound.” Two-time IMA Song of the Year winner in both Folk and Alt Country categories, the band’s music is genre-bending Americana steeped in their signature folk harmony. New single Pay No Mind produced by Rick Hirsch (Wet Willie, Greg Allman Band) features a fresh soul-rock inspired sound for the band and was released in August 2023. This latest single follows a 2020 self-produced release, These Games, that premiered in American Songwriter Magazine’s Best New Music feature. Prior to that, the band recorded two full length studio albums, Redbird (2018) in Nashville with Sam Ashworth and Spanish Moss Sirens (2016) with Single Lock Records’ Ben Tanner in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Originally coming together to play a breast cancer benefit, the band is passionate about supporting their namesake, TheCricketFund.org, which provides cancer aid to the uninsured. The Krickets will be appearing at this year’s Word of South with The Currys as the opening act Saturday night before Rising Appalachia.