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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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