POSTPONED (Makeup Date TBD) | SESSION AMERICANA | 8pm
May 19, 2022 08:00 PM until May 19, 2022 11:00 PM
*Due to unforeseen circumstances Session Americana is postponed to a later date.
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.
"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, whose members have played with a variety of acts including Patty Griffin, Josh Ritter and the J. Geils Band, expertly blends vintage American roots music styles — from country to jazz to rock — in a rowdy but deft fashion." - Rolling Stone
"Session Americana has developed into a traveling medicine show which eschews snake oil in favour of an ongoing grail quest for the perfect collaborative experience." - Hot Press Ireland
“What started as a modest Sunday-night residency at Toad, a tiny nightspot in Cambridge's Porter Square, has exploded into a ritual … This ensemble elevate the format by dint of their skills as players. Their own songs, as well as those they cover, are at the center of the endeavor, but they also know how to trust the underlying foundation of the song and turn their attentions to one another, listening and playing off whatever transpires ... “— Metroland
"Slow Burn, the debut album from stirring songstress Ali McGuirk, possesses the kind of intense introspection usually reserved for artists twice her age. The singer dives headfirst into the turbulent waters of heartbreak, longing, and adulthood with cognizance that is wistful yet liberating; raw yet still devastatingly beautiful."
- Candace McDuffie, Vanyaland
“The critical praise has been non-stop… and her sound has evolved into a fervent blend of R&B, folk, and classic soul. But she doesn’t let genre get in the way of her creative process.”
- Stacey Buchanan/Javon Martin, WGBH
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Ali McGuirk will be unable to join Session Americana for tonight's show. We'll miss her!TICKETS