Sat, Oct 14 8:00 pm
The Rattle & The Clatter: 20 Years (so far) of Session Americana
“Session Americana comes up with some gems, full of folk’s honesty and rock’s urgency.” —The Boston Globe
Session Americana is a group of musicians’ musicians: a cast of top-shelf players, singers, and writers: Billy Beard, Jon Bistline, Ry Cavanaugh, Dinty Child, and Jim Fitting. From the beginning, there were lines around the block to get into Toad and Lizard Lounge for Session Americana’s weekly residencies in Cambridge, MA. Those nights included an astonishing array of collaborations and sit-ins, and long-term “seventh chair” guests.
The group tours internationally, including an annual tour of Europe, taking their songs and hundreds more from the American songbook, on the road. Whether you catch Session Americana in a rock hall, listening room, performing arts center, or on a festival stage, you’ll be part of the mob from the intimate, raucous scene they built years ago at Toad.
Note: Session Americana’s friend and collaborator Eleanor Buckland has fallen ill at the last minute and will not be with them for the show here. Session Americana is excited to return to The Colonial Theatre, revved up and ready to mine the band’s back catalog for a celebratory 20th Anniversary Show!