RED HEART THE TICKER, a husband and wife indie-folk duo from Marlboro, VT, live in a self-built cabin in the woods on Robin’s family’s land with their young daughter Avah. Their music (often compared to Will Oldham and Gillian Welch), is a mix of ethereal Americana and folk, rich with the poetry of places. They have toured nationally on two self-recorded and self-produced albums of original material (sharing the stage with musicians such as Dr. Dog, Sam Amidon, and the Cold War Kids), received national radio airplay, been interviewed on NPR’s On Point, performed on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, been featured in Amanda Petrusich’s book It Still Moves: Lost Songs, Lost Highways, and the Search for the Next American Music (Faber & Faber), and garnered accolades from a wide spectrum of the music community (including Dean of Juilliard Ara Guzelimian and the punk-rock luminary Courtney Love). Their previous records, (For the Wicked  & Oh My! Mountains Below ), received praise from Paste Magazine, Pitchfork Media and The New York Times (among others). They are 2010-2011 grant recipients of the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, and are currently busy building themselves a recording studio in the attic of Robin’s grandparents’ barn.
“Stunning . . . natural, graceful, reflective, hopeful, honest, sure to be some of the best music of the year. 9 out of 10 stars.”
“An impressive husband-and-wife folk duo from Vermont…Transcends the mushy, coffeehouse-born stereotypes that plague most neo-folk outfits.”
-New York Times
“Exceptionally pretty folk songs…Dim and haunting, full of winter melancholy, wispy melodies and plans for escape.”
Robin MacArthur & Tyler Gibbons