SESSION AMERICANA with Ellie Buckland

Roots rock All Stars with a fresh take on old-fashioned music!

Boston's 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".

The SESSION'S constantly evolving line up currently includes Billy Beard (drums, vocals), Kimon Kirk (bass, keyboard, vocals), Ry Cavanaugh (guitar, bass, mandolin, mandocello, vocals), Jim Fitting (harmonica/vocals) and Dinty Child (mandocello, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, guitar, accordion, keyboards, vocals).

SESSION AMERICANA has received numerous press plaudits for its inventively entertaining live show as well as its revelatory recorded work. The Boston Globe has praised SESSION AMERICANA for its “fun, fresh take on old-fashioned, and timeless, music.” Alt-country arbiters of cool, No Depression, has called them: “The cream of the Somerville/Cambridge roots music community." Bill Janovitz, of seminal alt band Buffalo Tom, has enthused: "Every set is that magical night at the campfire that you experienced when you were a kid and never forgot." Session American has won Improper Bostonian’s “Best Roots Act” and “Best CD,” and won Boston Music Awards’ “Best Folk Act” and “Best Live Residency.” The band has also been nominated for Boston Music Awards’ “Best Americana Act” and “Best Live Act.”

“Rock-solid, rippling with surprise, and delivered by some of the best acoustic musicians around” - Boston Globe

“I’d give them 100 miles. That is to say, if they’re playing anywhere within 100 miles of your home, you drive there and are grandly rewarded for your effort” - Metroland

“Session Americana are a rare breed, a collective of talented individuals that musically moves as one. They take their music seriously but never fail to find the joy in every note” - Twangville


ELLIE BUCKLAND is a songwriter, singer, and fiddler, but not always in that order. Currently in her 8th semester at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, Ellie is a 4th generation performing musician and has been singing melodies since before she could talk. So it seems only natural that she would eventually fall in love with writing songs. Growing up in Maine in a musical family, her passion for songwriting and performing grew out of the influence of traditional fiddle music, country & bluegrass music. Now residing in Cambridge, MA surrounded by the thriving roots/folk/country music community, she brings light and joy to stages such as Club Passim & Lizard Lounge. She’s had the honor of performing with Matt Glaser, Bruce Molsky, Rose Cousins, Laura Cortese & Dietrich Strause, to name a few.

Her most exciting and recent musical endeavor is The Wiles, her band with fellow Mainers, Isa Burke and Mali Obomsawin. What started as jamming at parties and around campfires has become a project of electric musical chemistry from their shared affinity for grooving and the craft of both songwriting and performing.

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Show Dates & Times:

6/26/15 - Friday

7:30 pm,

$12/Advance, $15/Day of Show, General Admission. ON SALE NOW!

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