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SESSION AMERICANA

  • Tickets: $20 members, $22 non-members 75 Court Street Haverhill, NH USA (map)

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."

Session Americana is a rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band
in a whiskey bottle. This collective of talented musicians craft a
musical experience unlike any other. On stage is a collapsible bar
table wired with microphones, a vintage suitcase recast as a kick
drum, an old Estey field organ, a pre-war parlor guitar, a mandocello
and all of its smaller siblings, a harmonica case fire damaged when
Jack's bar went up in flames and graffitied by Depeche Mode roadies,
and an assortment of other instruments that get passed around in this
freewheeling modern hootenanny. The anything-could-happen feel of a
Session show depends on craft that's not accidental or easily won;
they bring a kind of ease and genuineness to this timeless music,
sometimes presenting the latest batch of original songs, sometimes
reaching back into depths of the American "song bag".