Get Spooked With An Eerie Elegy From Crystal Bright

Article Contributed by Effective Imme… | Published on Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Virtuosic multi-instrumentalist, Crystal Bright, delivers a melancholy monster of a rendition of “You Are My Sunshine” in new video.  Her haunting take on the country standard debuts just in time for Halloween, and is sure to send a shiver down the spine.  The mournful elegy turns joyous expectation for this love song on its head.

Crystal Bright is an accomplished musician who blends a multitude of styles into her folky, eastern European sound.  The video stitches separately recorded vocal and accordion tracks into an intricately arranged and seamlessly edited audiovisual experience.  Viewers also get a look into the personality of the artist and her musical collaborators on stand-up bass and drums.

About Crystal Bright:

Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands, led by award winning singer/songwriter, ethnomusicologist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, Crystal Bright, has played over 700 shows from Canada to Austin, TX and New Orleans to Nashville the past 6 years sharing the stage with the likes of Beats Antique, Abney Park, Voltaire, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, The Love Language, Rising Appalachia, Larkin Grimm, Pearl and the Beard, and many more.  Bright performed with the North Carolina Symphony in 2011 on an arrangement of her song "Toy Hammer," and has performed at various festivals around the country (SXSW, Savannah Stopover, FloydFest, DragonCon, Midpoint Music Fest, The Steampunk World's Fair, The International Steampunk Symposium, Shakori Hills, and many others.) She took Runner Up for On the Rise at Floydfest 2013 for a return set in 2014, and was named Best Singer in 2012, Best Songwriter in 2014, and Best Musician in the Triad in 2015 by Greensboro's Yes Weekly.

Bright has an eclectic, haunting but yet whimsical, carnivalesque world folk sound, dubbed "kaleidophrenic cabaret." She plays accordion, musical saw, concertina, piano, Taiko drum, adungu (Ugandan harp), and various others, leaving people captivated with her operatic & soulful vocals and virtuoso command of her exotic instruments.