$15 advance / $15 at the door
8:30 / 9:30 show
Session Americana (Boston) is a rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. This band/collective of talented musicians craft an musical experience unlike any other. On stage is a collapsible bar table wired with microphones, a vintage suitcase recast as a kick drum, an old Estey field organ, a pre-war parlor guitar, a mandocello and all of its smaller siblings, a harmonica case fire damaged when Jack's bar went up in flames and graffitied by Depeche Mode roadies, and an assortment of other instruments that get passed around in this freewheeling modern hootenanny. The anything-could-happen feel of a Session show depends on craft that's not accidental or easilywon; they bring a kind of ease and genuineness to this timeless music, sometimes presenting the latest batch of original songs, sometimes reaching back into depths of the American "song bag".
Session Americana is an absolute must-see, must-hear.
Says David Greenberger of NPR:"I'd give them 100 miles. That is to say, if they're playing anywhere within 100 miles of your home, you drive there and are grandly rewarded for your effort."
Their newest album LOVE AND DIRT (September 4, 2012) is a cohesive and and wellcomposed batch of songs, a playfully irreverent take on roots music with an edgy experimental side. The record was tracked by Matt Malikowski and noted producer, engineer, and mixer Paul Q. Kolderie, known for his work with the Pixies, Radiohead, Hole, Dinosaur Jr., Throwing Muses, Morphine, and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones.
An essential part of Session Americana is collaboration and spontaneity. Some of the regional and international artists who have "sat at their table" are: Patty Griffin, Kris Delmhorst, Jennifer Kimball, Peter Wolf (J.Geils Band), Bill Janovitz (Buffalo Tom), Billy Conway (Morphine), Bruno Green (FR), The Henry Girls (ROI), Cahelen Morrison (CAN), Rose Cousins (CAN), Anais Mitchell, David Wax Museum, The Watson Twins, Aoife O'Donavan, and many more.
**For advanced copies of LOVE AND DIRT, interview requests and images, please
"Best Live Residency" 2011 - Boston Music Awards
Nom "Best Americana Act" 2009 - Boston Music Awards
Nom "Album of the Year - Diving for Gold" 2009 - Boston Music Awards
"Best CD of 2007 - Beer Town" - Improper Bostonian
"Best Roots Act 2006" - Improper Bostonian
"Best Folk Act - 2005" - Boston Music Awards
Collaborations, Casual Guests, and Friends of the Band
Rose Polenzani (Studio Record Here)
Bruno Green (FR)(Studio Record Here)
Peter Wolf and Duke LevinePatty GriffinBill Janovitz
The Henry Girls (ROI)
Finbarr Doherty (ROI)
Everyday Visuals, Tim Gearan, The Watson Twins, Alec Spiegelman, Dietrich Strause, Jon Powhida, Billy Conway... too manyn to list.
The Lizard Lounge, Club Passim, Natick Center for the Arts, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Barbes Brooklyn, Brooklyn Rod and Gun Club, Avalon Theater Maryland, Galway Arts Festival, Earigael Arts Festival, Sugar Club Dublin, Cafe Lena, Narrows Center for the Arts, Iron Horse Northampton, Brattle Theater, First Night Boston, Tweed River Festival, Langdon Street Cafe (RIP), Middle Earth Music Hall (RIP), Hay Barn at Goddard College, Grand Theater Ellsworth Maine, One Longfellow, Tupelo Music Hall, Toad Cambridge, Parker Pie VT.
The Lizard Lounge (View)
1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambrdge, MA 02138
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|