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SESSION AMERICANA for TWO NIGHTS ONLY! More tix available on 3/1.
The Lizard Lounge
Cambridge, MA
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SESSION AMERICANA for TWO NIGHTS ONLY! More tix available on 3/1.
SESSION AMERICANA returns to The Lizard Lounge March 4 and 5
Two nights only
8:30 doors / 9:30 show

Due to overwhelming demand the Lizard Lounge has decided to release another 20 tickets per night to the up coming Session Americana shows on March 4th and 5th. These tickets will go on sale Monday March 1st at 12:00 noon Eastern Standard Time.  We understand that the posting on the Brown Paper Tickets site can be a bit confusing as they will list it as 9AM Pacific Standard Time.  They are after all, a West coast company but rest assured the tickets will be available at 12:00PM EST on Monday.  The tickets will be $15 (+ a small service fee) and they will be capped at 2 per order. While this process will make tickets available to some who were not able to get them the first time around (both shows sold out in 15 minutes), we will still be holding some space at the door at 8:30.  It is highly advisable that even with a ticket that you arrive on time when doors open at 8:30.  We are so grateful for your patronage and look forward to seeing you at these fantastic shows.

What began as an informal gathering has blossomed into one of Americanas most impressive musical collectives. Taking their cues from a traditional Irish Seisiun, the six core members of Session Americana gather around a single table with an ambient mics. The set-up lends itself to a free-form and relaxed feel that lets the group swap instruments as easily as they swap songs.

LISTEN UP: SEssion AMericana
a review from Twangville
Though it is easy to peg em as an Americana band, doing so would miss the point. The group finds the sweet spot between pop and alt country. Album opener I Cant Get Out is mesmerizing piece of pop confection with a haunting melody propelled by a persistent drum beat from drummer Billy Beard. Confessions and regrets make whispers and goodbyes, proclaims bassist Jon Bistline before giving way to Jimmy Fittings sorrowful harmonica.

Each group member has a distinct personality that is reflected in their respective songs. Ry Cavanaugh contributes the alternately mournful and uplifting You and Me while Sean Staples There I Go Again recalls an old cowboy ballad.

The group flexes its funny bone on Dinty Childs smile-inducing The Drivin. Sean Staples mandolin sets the free-wheeling tone as Child proclaims, If youre gonna do the drivin, Im gonna do the drinkin; If youre donna do the drinkin, baby, Im gonna do the drinkin too. Not to be outdone, Fittings honky-tonkin Coalburner may be the only song I know that features a banjo and tuba interplay.

As one might suspect, this recording is surpassed only by their live performances. Their sold out record release party was just that, a party with highlights from and some tremendous guest covers. Jazz singer Rachael Price did Aretha Franklin proud with her powerful Do Right Woman, Do Right Man followed by an equally impressive version of George Michaels Faith. Buffalo Toms Bill Janovitz silenced the crowd with Tom Waits Lookin for the Heart of Saturday Night before violating a Session rule with a take on the Grateful Deads Brown-Eyed Women (See Janovitz's chronicle of the night on his blog). Rounding out the set with former band bassist Kimon Kirk was Cavanaugh's Americana'd version of the Prince song Pop Life.

Now when was the last time you heard those five songs in a row? It was certainly a first for me.



The Lizard Lounge
1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


On BPT Since: Aug 30, 2007

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