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"The band’s music has an “Alice in Wonderland”-like quality to it, and not just because it was named after a tea party. DeHerdt and Eliot’s songs delve into the intimacies and intricacies of growing up, and all that adulthood entails: love, loss, isolation, frustration. But through it all, they maintain a childlike reverence for stories and storytelling, deftly weaving plot lines, narrative, and dialogue into their music." - Maya Homan, The Boston Globe, on "Old Cowboy"



"(Hell Of A Ride) opens with “Long Gone,” a mid-tempo pop-rock song... (is a) perfect introduction to the album as it highlights their rich, powerful voices and the way their vocals beautifully complement each other...A rocking tune like “You Know (She Knows),” features some killer guitar, adds some fun to “Hell of a Ride,”’s the quieter moments when the duo draws on their shared love of Americana/folk music that this music really resonates. Songs like “Homegrown” and  “Heather,” which feature only their voices and acoustic guitar, bring to mind artists like the Civil Wars" - Sheryl Hunter, The Greenfield Recorder, on "Hell Of A Ride"

High Tea, the indie-folk duo hailing from all corners of Massachusetts, is a concoction of sweepingly soulful harmonies, guitar riffs to knock your socks off, and a refreshing blend of old blues and new pop. Guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Isabella DeHerdt and vocalist/ percussionist Isaac Eliot have come together to fill spaces with homegrown storytelling and Lumineer-esque vocals. Their songs are ripe with americana heartbreak and tell tales of growing up, going wild, and always coming back to the ones you love. 
Their latest release, "Old Cowboy", is an acoustic EP that weaves through stories of learning how to love, how to let go, and how to find one's power. The bluesy guitar lines and wailing vocals travel through tales of  a witchy girl named Rosey who runs from her cursed town in the hills, to that of a wistful and shadowy cowboy who shares his secrets and woes in the darkly lit room of an old western bar. "Old Cowboy" introduces listeners to poignant characters who won't be soon forgotten. High Tea's musicality and playful instrumental writing is highlighted on tunes like "Invincible" and "Rosey", while ballads like "'O'er My Skin" and "Let's Make A List" tug at heartstrings with the duo's swelling vocals and meaningful lyricism. High Tea writes from the heart, and their songs are rooted in intimate personal experience yet strive to find the universal understandings of life that all audience members will be able to connect with. High Tea invites listeners into their lives, and the worlds they've created, seemingly saying ; "Come, dear stranger, and sit by the fire while we spin you a tale."


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The Stationary Factory / The Shalin Liu Performance Center / Atwood's Tavern / Florence Night Out / Arcadia Folk Festival / Sofar Sounds / Porcupine Mountains Music Festival / Philadelphia Folk Festival / Acousticool / The Marigold Theatre / Club Passim / Hawks & Reed / The Parlor Room / Rockwood Music Hall / The Stone Church / Jalopy Theater / The Luthier's Co-op / Summer On Strong / Bard College / Sarah Lawrence College / The Rendezvous / Radio Bean / Fruitlands Museum / The Shea Theater / Iconica Social Club / Bishop's Lounge / WZLY Radio Station / O'Briens Pub / Farmington Valley Acoustic Festival / The O's Music Bar / Floodwater Brewing Co. / Northampton Sidewalk Sales / Northampton Farmers Market / Campfire.Festival / The Center School / Firehouse Music Sessions / Splatt's Spontaneous Soirée / Club Passim's Discovery Series / Belchertown Food Truck Festival / Brighton Common Concert / Ashfield Farmer's Market / The Jungle / Belchertown House Concert / Pioneer Valley Brewery / Port City Blue /  Askew / Rare Form Brewery / Start Line Brewery / Loretta's Last Call / Charlie O's / Radio Bean / Maine Craft Distilling / The Loading Dock / The Jungle Music Hall / Stage 33 Live / Stone Soup Cafe / Berkeley Springs State Park / Harmony In The Woods / The Valley Music Showcase / The Square Root / John Platt's "On Your Radar"



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