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Session Americana Turns Tired Conversation Into Music With 'Pack Up The Circus'17:35
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Session Americana describes their sound as a "rock band in a tea cup or a folk band in a whiskey bottle." (Courtesy Session Americana)
Session Americana describes their sound as a "rock band in a tea cup or a folk band in a whiskey bottle." (Courtesy Session Americana)
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Picture this: you're at a cocktail party and you tell a stranger that you're a musician. The most likely response: "That's nice! So, what's your day job?"

That's a question many professional musicians are tired of hearing, including the artists behind Session Americana — a Boston-based roots band.

Instead of running away from the conversation, the band decided to turn it into music. "Pack Up the Circus" is their latest album.

Session Americana's CD release party is Saturday at 7 p.m. at Club Passim.

Guests

Ry Cavanaugh, guitar, bass, mandolin, mandocello, vocals for Session Americana. He tweets @rycav.

Billy Beard, drums, vocals for Session Americana.

Dinty Child, mandocello, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, guitar, accordion, keyboards, vocals for Session Americana.

Jim Fitting, harmonica/vocals for Session Americana.

Laura Cortese, fiddle for Session Americana. She tweets @lauracortese.

Kimon Kirk, bass, vocals for Session Americana.

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Boston Herald: Don’t Call Them Golden Oldies: Session Americana Rocks To Its Own Beat

  • "Musicians typically wind down as they pass into their 50s. Family obligations eat into songwriting time, living out of a suitcase flips from glamorous to tedious, and explaining your existence to strangers becomes less and less fun."

This segment aired on April 3, 2015.

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