Session Americana Anniversary Show!
at The Parlor Room
Sunday, October 29th
SHOW: 7:30pm / DOORS: 7:00pm
ADV TIX: $25 GA / $23 Member
DOS TIX: $30 GA / $28 Member
"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… expertly blends vintage American roots music styles — from country to jazz to rock — in a rowdy but deft fashion." - Rolling Stone
Late one Sunday night in October 2003, Session Americana had its first jam around a table in the back of Toad in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Looking back, the group has had a natural, almost inevitable evolution from a loose bunch of friends sitting around swapping songs in a bar, to a hot-ticket weekly residency, to a touring collective. Along the way, the band has made nine records (so far), played clubs and festivals across the U.S. and Europe, and developed deep collaborative bonds with a wide community of musicians. Session Americana's diligent avoidance of music business “shoulds” has led the band down a quirky and joyful path through the music world. The result is evident in the musical prowess the players and singers bring to every show. Swapping instruments, trading off lead vocals and sharing songwriting credits, Session Americana is constantly exploring new collaborations and touring like a band out of time, always searching for a welcoming and homey venue, a long lunch with old friends, and a good glass of wine.
IN OCTOBER Session Americana celebrates that two-decade journey -- the road behind and the road ahead -- with blowout shows in some of their beloved venues, including the Parlor Room! These shows are likely to include an old friend or two, great songs from the band’s extensive catalog, and joyous live performances that have become Session Americana's hallmark. A 20-year retrospective album of some of the band's most popular songs will be available. By the way, a brand-new Session Americana record, produced by acclaimed NYC musician and producer Alec Spiegelman, is set to be released in 2024.
The band is
putting together a video montage/tribute to celebrate the many moments and memories friends, family and fans have experienced over the years at Session shows. They would love to hear from you! Here’s a link:
SESSION AMERICANA is musicians’ musicians: a cast of top-shelf players, singers, and writers who tour internationally, taking their own songs, plus hundreds more from the American songbook, on the road. Whether you catch Session Americana in a rock hall or on a festival stage, you’ll be a part of the intimate, raucous scene these players built years ago at Toad, the neighborhood bar where it all began in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Date & Time
Sun, Oct 29, 2023 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM