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American Roots Concert Series: Session Americana

Sunday, May 15 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Free

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Hill Center is thrilled to welcome Session Americana as part of our free, outdoor American Roots Music Series!

Session Americana(Boston) is a rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. This band/collective of talented musicians craft anmusical 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”.

“It’s right there in the name for this ultra-gifted, rotating collective of singers and multi-instrumentalists. And sprawl is a good word when it comes to the Boston-based group’s raucous live shows, which were initially built around the community concept of traditional Irish seisiúns. The group, whose members have played with a variety of acts including Patty Griffin, Josh Ritter and the J. Geils Band, expertly blends vintage American roots music styles —from country to jazz to rock —in a rowdy but deft fashion.” -Rolling Stone

*We are thrilled to celebrate Hill Center’s 10th anniversary and its post-pandemic revival!*

Other American Roots Concerts (Spring 2022):

Thanks to all our sponsors:

 

DC Brau    Spoken with Authority    Hill's Kitchen    Jeanne Phil Meg The Quicksilver Productions Foundation

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Date(s):
Sunday, May 15
Time:
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Partner:
American Roots Concert Series
Email:
Sam@quicksilverproductions.net
Website:
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Venue

Hill Center DC
921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
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Phone:
202.549.4172
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