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Session Americana On Mountain Stage

Session Americana.
Session Americana.

Session Americana makes its first appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live in Beckley, W.Va. Hailing from the Boston-area town of Somerville, Mass., Session Americana is a rotating cast of characters built around the core quartet of musicians Ry Cavanaugh, Billy Beard, Dinty Child and Jim Fitting.

Describing itself as "a rock band in a teacup — or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle," the group gathers on stage around a collapsible bar table wired with a condenser microphone to make its own mark on the Americana songbook. What began as an all-star local jam session quickly grew into a regional institution, and before long the group had earned spots in national and international festival tents.

The group wonImproper Bostonian's "Best Roots Act" and "Best CD," and won Boston Music Awards' "Best Folk Act" and "Best Live Residency." It's also been nominated for the Boston Music Awards' "Best Americana Act" and "Best Live Act." Session Americana's newest album is titled Love And Dirt.


  • "All For You"
  • "Makin' Hay"
  • "This Ragged World We Spawned"
  • "It's Not Where I'm At"
  • "Beer Town"
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