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Session Americana |
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 easily won; 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 - Raking Through the Ashes

Session Americana

Session Americana - It's Not Texas (live at ETL)

Session Americana "Beer Town"

"Vitamin T" Music Video

Folk Alley Sessions: Session Americana - "Barefoot Sailors"

Folk Alley Sessions: Session Americana - "The Drivin'"

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 easily won; 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".

Great Shakes Reviews

"I can't think of a better way going (dying) than listening to Great Shakes on repeat. If you buy one Americana record this month, you'd be doing yourself a disservice not to buy this one. Melodically perfect. harmonically divine and rhythmically spot on." -R2 Magazine UK

"While aware of a rich musical past, this is no tribute or pastiche. Its rich palette is evocative and embracing and suggests that real greatness in terms of profile and sales is very close." - Northern Sky UK

"Review this album in one word? Gorgeous; ten beautifully-crafted and perfectly-arranged songs, six highly-gifted players and vocal harmonies to die for." - Music Riot UK

"It’s an album of warm, engaging music, with brilliant solos and sublime harmonies." - Penny Black Music UK

"A Gem of a record" - Boston Herald

"In recent years, some of their more interesting live moments have come courtesy of Jefferson Hamer’s electric guitar. Not surprisingly, it gives their songs extra bite and a rocking edge." -Twangville

"opens up with the little gem that is “One Skinner”, a languid, gorgeously melodic song that slides into your consciousness and never leaves." - Americana UK

"Fraai gezongen (bij momenten echt heerlijk harmonieerwerk!), haast nog fraaier ingespeeld. "(Beautiful vocals (at times the harmonies are really gorgeous), the playing is even more beautiful.) - Crtlaltcountry.be

"Zijn (Jefferson's) deel heeft er ongetwijfeld toe bijgedragen dat ‘Great Shakes’ een bom van een album is geworden." (His (Jefferson's) participation no doubt contributed to making "Great Shakes" an album that blows you away.) - Keysandchords.com

"Al die ervaringen gebruikt het zestal nu om van hun nieuwste en zevende album “Great Shakes” een topplaat te maken." (All this experience is now combined by the six-piece to make their newest album "Great Shakes" a great one.) - Rootstime.be

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Americana Music Fest 2015: 27 Must-See Acts

Session Americana

It's right there in the name for this ultra-gifted, rotating collective of singers and multi-instrumentalists. And sprawl is a good word when it comes to the Boston-based group's raucous live shows, which were initially built around the community concept of traditional Irish seisiúns. The group, whose members have played with a variety of acts including Patty Griffin, Josh Ritter and the J. Geils Band, expertly blends vintage American roots music styles — from country to jazz to rock — in a rowdy but deft fashion. (Friday, September 18th, Listening Room Café, 10:00 p.m.) S.R.

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By Chris Parton, Sarah Rodman, Andrew Leahey, Joseph Hudak, Marissa R. Moss

lbum Feature Friday: Session Americana “Pack Up The Circus”

Session Americana is the type of band that is best served live. There is a very particular intimacy about the performances these gentlemen put forth in a show setting. Passing instruments, lead vocal duties, and whiskey around their table top. Sharing songs and swapping solos, having a friend from the audience jump in for a song or two. It’s an experience, its an institution of sorts. Their Lizard Lounge residences have become somewhat of a legend around town and rightfully so. Lucky for us, however, the boys managed to capture that same aura in their latest recording, “Pack Up The Circus”, so we can live out those moments from our own home, cars, or walking down Mass Ave.

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Brian Carroll

Session Americana “Pack Up the Circus”

Pack Up the Circus, the latest album from Session Americana, seems a nearly perfect name for a record from the Boston-based music co op. Anchored by the 4 core members, the band maintains a revolving list of supporting, and sometimes starring, musicians to where you never really know who’s going to be onstage for one of their shows. Pack Up the Circus is a good proxy for the musical breadth that’s sometimes covered in one of their live events.

“Lucky” is a straight down the middle Americana tune, punctuated with some subtle horns. “Vitamin T” is a Jimmy Buffett meets The Mavericks salute to one of my favorite spirits. “You Always Hurt the One You Love” starts with some gentle guitar strumming and then breaks into a Benny Goodman (or, dare I say it, Lawrence Welk) clarinet jazz number. Harmonica adds some twangy texture to “Notary Public.” “Clocks” also has some nice harp in a sort of bluesy song that would be right at home on a Kevin Russell setlist.

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The Twangville Posse

Date

Venue

Location

Tickets

12/13/2017 Abilene Bar & Lounge
Rochester, NY
12/15/2017 Burdock
Toronto,
1/15/2018 Loreto Theater
New York, NY
2/23/2018 ONCE Somerville
Somerville , MA
2/24/2018 Stone Mountain Arts Center
Brownfield, ME
3/01/2018 Barbes
Brooklyn, NY
3/02/2018 River Club Music Hall
Scituate, MA
3/03/2018 Alumni Hall
Haverhill, NH
3/08/2018 Barbes
Brooklyn, NY
3/10/2018 Crossroads Coffeehouse
North Andover, MA
3/15/2018 Barbes
Brooklyn, NY
3/16/2018 Parlor Room
Northampton, MA
3/22/2018 Barbes
Brooklyn, NY
3/30/2018 Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar
Nashua, NH
3/31/2018 Vermont Arts Exchange
North Bennington, VT
4/01/2018 Richmond Congregational Church
Richmond, VA
6/01/2018 Word Barn
Exeter, NH

Artist Management

Two Roads Agency 
Ry Cavanaugh 
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