Session Americana Residency
6pm Doors, 8pm Show
at City Winery Boston
Session Americana sit tightly around a small round cafe table, ambient mics tuned to catch the complete sound of the voices and instruments. Players swap songs and instruments; a suitcase drum kit, an old electric bass, a field organ and a collection of acoustic instruments. No two Session Americana shows are alike. The Boston Globe calls them “a rowdy, freewheeling modern hootenanny” that surprise the audience as much as they surprise the Boston based sextet. Session Americana has innovatively recast the live show experience as a familial gathering of musicians seated at a round table swapping songs and instruments. The unique format feels fantastically theatrical and although the musicians face each other, the audience feels drawn into the circle by the warmth, joy and camaraderie that emanate outwards by the all-star cast of characters seated around the table.
What keeps fans coming back show after show is the same thing that any audience member longs for; great songs performed by a great band. The core members of the band have brought enviable careers worth of experience to the “table”, featuring (current and former) members of Treat Her Right, Patty Griffin, Lori McKenna, The The, Dennis Brennan, Kris Delmhorst to name just a few. The group has grown from a rag tag jam at a Cambridge pub to a regional institution to a national and international touring act, playing gigs from coffee houses to urban nightclubs, summer festival tents to theaters.
Session Americana has honed the craft of residency-band over many years winning Boston Music Awards for Best Ongoing Residency twice along the way. They bring an ever changing show, a deep song bag and a spectacular list of friends who they invite to sit and sing with them at their “table”, including Patty Griffin, Peter Wolf, The Watson Twins, Rose Polenzani, Rose Cousins, Bill Janovitz (Buffalo Tom), Duke Levine, Stew Kimball (Bob Dylan), Joe Seiders (New Pornographers), Anais Mitchell, Jeffrey Foucault, to name a few. Session Americana shows are a Boston institution and we are delighted to have them hosting a residency at City Winery this Fall. You won’t want to miss a week!
More Info: http://www.sessionamericana.com