Well, if the opening lines of their album profile does not get your interest, I guess nothing will: Produced by Session Americana and Anais Mitchell, Pak Up The Circus is the new album by Session Ameriana released Feb 2015. Session Americana is Billy Beard, Dinty Child, Jim Fitting, Ry Cavanaugh and Jon Bistline, Kimon Kirk, Laura Cortese, Dietrich Strause, Jefferson Hamer, Alec Spiegelman, Adam Moss, Anais Mitchell, Zach Hickman, Charlie Rose, Duke Levine, Eliza Carthy, Jennifer Kimball.
Session Americana is a rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle.
This band/collective of talented musicians craft an 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”.
Session Americana European Tour – some dates:
Sat. 25 April NL Oost-Souburg – Razzmatazz
Sun. 26 April NL Oldenzaal – Cobblestone
Mon. 27 April EU
Tue. 28 April IT Cantù – 1e35
Wed. 29 April IT Brescia – L’Ottava
Thu. 30 April IT Torino – Folk Club
Fri. 01 May IT Zoagli – Il Banco
Sat. 02 May IT Ameno – Museo Tornelli
Sun. 03 May IT Pavia – Da Trapani
Mon. 04 May CH Zürich – St. Andrews Anglican Church
Tue. 05 May EU
Wed. 06 May CZ Prague – Palac Akropolis
Thu. 07 May EU
Fri. 08 May DE Singwitz – Kesselhauslager
Sat. 09 May DE Lauchhammer – Real Music Club
Sun. 10 May NL Leiden – TBA
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