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Born and raised in Georgia, this talented pair imitates and modernizes folk music to a rejuvenating degree. The sound of Andrea DeMarcus and Dave Kirslis exhibits skilled and articulate guitar picking honed in the dive bars of Atlanta over rolling Julliard-trained bass lines. Expect chilling harmonies, unbridled enthusiasm, some wholesome tunes and a sincere performance


"What Cicada Rhythm offers is roots music that's unassuming, expertly played and sung by two clear as glass voices."  - NPR

"Hypnotic" - American Songwriter

"Best Local Americana Act of 2016" - Flagpole Athens GA

"Best Local Folk Act of Atlanta for 2013" - Creative Loafing, Atlanta GA

"Americana music that feels alive, born out of an experience of the South that includes both new sprawling metropolises and tiny small-town churches, freight trains and taxi cabs, mythic beasts and modern angst."  - Citizen-Times, Asheville NC

"Regardless of how the influences of folk, jazz and blues intermingled, Cicada Rhythm craft an open-hearted, inventive blend of American musics in deceptively simple songs that are both haunting and playfully jaunty [....] Rarely has a band’s name fit their music so well. Cicada Rhythm conjure up the Southern twilight when the buzz of insects washes in waves through the trees, and that eerie but comforting moment of stasis before the world transforms." - Creative Loafing, Charlotte NC

"The thing that most impresses about Cicada Rhythm's sound is how big it is, even though it's not. Cloaked in sleepy sweetness—all ringing acoustic guitar and sliding upright bass, cooed vocals with snug, Welch/Rawlings-style harmonies—the Atlanta-based duo's music lands with an impact you didn't quite see coming." - Flagpole, Athens GA


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