Session Americana is a local treasure in the Boston Music Scene. They are made up of some great musicians and always put on a great show, having as much fun around their table as everyone in the audience.
Here's the description from their website:
Session Americana sit tightly around a small cafe table, ambient mics tuned to catch the whole sound of the voices and instruments. A suit-case drum kit, an old electric bass, a bunch of acoustic instruments, a field organ: This format feels very theatrical and though 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.
The band just finished up their December residency TUE (12/22) night at Lizard Lounge. I've seen them several times, but the Lizard shows are always the best -- they did a 3+-month residency there last year and it was sold-out every week. The residency is on hiatus this winter, since Ry is spending time in Ireland.
They have had many great special guests join them at their shows. While they are too numerous to mention, my personal favorites were Bill Janovitz, Rachel Price (3/17) and Mia Dyson (12/22)
Here's a video from SoozTV that might give you an idea:
Session Americana is Billy Beard (drums), Jim Fitting (harmonics), Sean Staples (mandolin, banjo, guitar), Dinty Child (keyboards, guitar), Ry Cavanaugh (guitar), Jon Bistline (bass)
- Tues residency (Dec 1,8,15,22) @ Lizard Lounge