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Session Americana sit tightly around a small cafe table, ambient mics tuned to catch the whole sound of the voices and instruments: a suitcase drum kit, an old electric bass, a bunch of acoustic instruments, a field organ. Though the musicians face each other, the audience is drawn into the circle by the warmth, joy and camaraderie that emanate outwards from the all star cast of characters seated around the table.
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 well-composed 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 spontanaity. 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.
“I listen to Session Americana with the same attention as Shearwater or The Low Anthem: the inspiration of past tradition given fresh interpretation.” –No Depression
“An eclectic, swinging tour de force” –The Boston Globe