SESSION AMERICANA is a group of musicians’ musicians: a cast of top-shelf players, singers, and writers: Billy Beard, Jon Bistline, Ry Cavanaugh, Dinty Child, Jim Fitting, Jefferson Hamer. The group tours internationally now, taking their new and old songs, and hundreds more from the American songbook, on the road. Whether you catch Session Americana in a rock hall, listening room, performing arts center, or on a festival stage, you’ll be part of the mob from the intimate, raucous scene they built years ago at Toad, the neighborhood bar where it all began in Cambridge, Massachusetts. They'll be joined tonight by their friend Ali McGuirk.
ALI McGUIRK: Blending classic soul power with a folk songwriter lyricism, Ali McGuirk has the rare ability to silence a room with just a few words of a song. With a voice that is raw and sultry and a style rooted in improvisation, her sets are a hypnotic and intimate journey. McGuirk’s debut album, Slow Burn, made rock critic Steve Morse’s “Top Ten albums of 2017” in the Boston Globe. Signature Sounds will release McGuirk’s sophomore album in Summer 2022.
7pm doors – 8pm show | $15 adv. – $20 day of