2019 Programme / Session Americana


Session Americana

Date: Sunday September 29
Venue: Balor Arts Centre, Main Steet, Ballybofey
Time: 8.00pm • Cost: €15

Session Americana’s name perfectly describes this Boston based ultra-gifted, rotating collective of singers and multi-instrumentalists. Band members have played with a variety of acts including Patty Griffin, Josh Ritter and the J. Geils Band. They expertly blend vintage American roots music styles from country to jazz to rock, in a rowdy but deft fashion. 

Onstage is a collapsable bar table, wired with microphones, around which the musicians of Session Americana sing and play. A vintage suitcase is recast as a kick drum. An assortment of other instruments – guitars, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, harmonicas get passed around in this modern hootenanny where anything can happen.

Session Americana are Ry Cavanaugh, Billy Beard, Jim Fitting, Dinty Child, Jon Bistline and Jefferson Hammer.

“Their sound is where the freewheeling crackle of a great jam session meets the lean groove of classic country music.” – The Boston Globe.

“This stomping ensemble play some serious, down home, rootsy grooves, laced with harmonica and banjos. A wild trad ride that’s definitely worth hopping on board with.” – Time Out London.

“Every one of the great voices in Session Americana is showcased, and when they coalesce into brilliant harmonies, it’s awsome.” – The Boston Herald.

Booking Details

Tickets for this event are available from The Balor Arts Centre, Balybofey.

Tel: 074 91 31840

For all Festival events, tickets will be available for purchase at the venue on the evening of the performance. To avoid disappointment, however, please plan arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before the advertised showtime.

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