Friday August 16
$15 advance and $15 at the door
8:30 doors / 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.
Nominated for "EP/Album of The Year - Love and Dirt" and "Americana Artist Of The Year - Session Americana" vote here! http://www.bostonmusicawards25.com/
2012 Boston Music Awards
"a contemplative soul searcher boasting a contemporary edge cut with rustic twang;
Session Americana comes up with some gems, full of folk's honesty and rock's urgency."
Scott McLennan, The Boston Gobe
"it's so damn good...'Love Changes Everything' is one of my favorite songs of the year.
Every one of the great voices in Session Americana is showcased, and when they coalesce
nto brilliant harmonies it's awesome ...so damn beautiful"
Jed Gottlieb, The Boston Herald
"...finely burnished ballads and frayed rootsy rockers.
There's a sense of calm and confidence emitting from these sturdy grooves"
Lee Zimmerman - No Depression,
15 Album Choices for the end of October
"I listen to Session Americana with the same attention as Shearwater or The Low Anthem:
the inspiration of past tradition given fresh interpretation... I find myself playing it several times a day"
Bob Moses, No Depression 2012
"In a world full of "he/she left me and I want you back" or "I'll get even with you lyrical content" - it's not often you hear about
a love affair beginning through the scope of an assassins rifle. Or a song using the metaphor of "Raking Through The Ashes" for a
troubled relationship. That song is one of my favorites of the year"
Paul Q Kolderie, Love and Dirt producer (Radiohead, Hole, Morphine, Dinosaur Jr. and many more...)
"Sounds like: The heart and soul of American music"
Alan Cross, Professional Music Geek...
The Lizard Lounge (View)
1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
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