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.
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.
Kimon Kirk, bass, vocals for Session Americana.
- "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.