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$8,857
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backers
4days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, April 29 2019 11:04 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Session Americana’s new album is an exploration of popular and folk music from the Northeastern United States as filtered through the many tastes and voices of the Session Americana community. For this project, we asked friends and collaborators from our home region to bring in great songs with New England roots, without guidelines as to era or genre. 

We’ve started the recording and have versions of songs by Patty Griffin, Donna Summer, James Taylor, Jonathan Richman, Tom Rush, Carly Simon, Al Anderson, Amy Correia, Pixies, Chris Pappas, Bill Morrissey, Chandler Travis, Anais Mitchell, and Mark Sandman.

The musicians who joined us for this project are John Powhida, Rose Polenzani, Kris Delmhorst, Isa Burke, Duke Levine, Merrie Amsterberg, Peter Linton, Jason Anick, Dietrich Strause, Zak Trojano, Jennifer Kimball, Ali McGuirk, Billy Beard, Jon Bistline, Dinty Child, Jim Fitting, Jeffrey Foucault, and Ry Cavanaugh.




Risks and challenges

We haven't tried to work on anything of this scale before. There are 20 or more people to coordinate and pay - and songwriting royalties to clear. It is financially challenging, but artistically rewarding and a whole lot of fun.

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    Northeast "Mix Tape" - Cassette Only

    Still got a cassette player? Got to love them. The band is putting together a mix tape of some of our favorite regional music and hand dubbing them. Also, get the new album on cassette and CD.

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    Red Sox Game with the Band 9/8/19

    We are playing on one of the rooftop decks at Fenway before a Yankees-Sox game on 9/8. Come see the set and hang with us for the game. Comes with a gift pack - 2 signed CDS, download, and bumper sticker.

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    Reception/House Concert in Cambridge 9/5

    NOTE - Please buy each ticket separately for this. Sorry for the hassle. Its too difficult to change the amounts available after we start selling them. A small 30 seat concert in Cambridge to celebrate the release of this album. Reception, gift package of whatever merch we have come up with by then and copies of the album on whichever format you prefer. This will be an 8:00 show - so come to this if you want to be part of a special show with the added bonus of getting home before 10:00 PM!

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    We are building a micro-festival in Cambridge Mass as an album release for this project September 12 -14. There will be nightly full band/guest singer shows starting at 10 PM at the Lizard Lounge and we will be giving our guest artists their own shows, song-swaps, and non-traditional venue shows in secret places earlier in the evenings and during the day on the 14th. Your VIP pass gets you a table for two at the Lizard on ONE NIGHT OF YOUR CHOICE, first dibs on tickets for other Lizard nights including reserved tables, and guaranteed attendance for two to any of the other venue shows throughout the weekend (BY RESERVATION ONLY). This is going to be a fun weekend. Of course, you get a gift bag of any of the other merch we have on this campaign.

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    Your house will never be the same. 50 guests or under. Venue/Home has to be within 2 hours drive of Boston. To be scheduled by May 2020. Contact us if you have questions - possibly could be worked into a tour if you're along the route somewhere.

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