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Session Americana
OBERON Presents, OBERON Shows
November 15, 2017 at 8PM
Session Americana
"Session Americana comes up with some gems, full of folk’s honesty and rock’s urgency."
Boston Globe
PART OF LIVE @ OBERON


Finishing up their monthly Fall residency, Session Americana has invited New York Indie Super Group, Cuddle Magic, local troubadour, Dietrich Strause, and poet GennaRose Nethercott to be part of the finale. Don’t miss this show!

Session Americana huddles close to a table wired for sound, with suitcase drums, an electric bass, and a pump organ on the perimeter. With five writers, and all six of these Boston all-stars sharing lead vocals, you never know what’s coming next, only that you can’t wait to find out. After ten years of building audiences and winning awards in Boston, the Northeast, and Europe, 2015’s Folk Alliance exposed the band to the national industry.  Invitations to showcase at the AMAs, join a national booking agency, be the closing act at Sister’s Festival, and play Rocky Mountain Folks Fest followed. 

Cuddle Magic is Benjamin Lazar Davis, Christopher McDonald, Dave Flaherty, Alec Spiegelman, Kristin Slipp and Cole Kamen-Green–a six-piece avant-pop band located between Brooklyn and Philadelphia. All six musicians are in-demand collaborators in New York’s musical community and work with a wide array of artists, from pop superstars like Beyoncé to critically lauded independent musicians like Will Sheff (Okkervil River) and Amanda Palmer (Dresden Dolls), as well as with respected figures of the avant-garde like Fred Frith and Ran Blake


Dietrich Strause’s songs are a mix of timeless melody, literate lyricism, and a "virtuosic command of imagery.” (The Artery, WBUR) Strause released his new album How Cruel That Hunger Binds on August 26th, produced by Zachariah Hickman (Ray LaMontage, Josh Ritter), the next benchmark in his steady evolution as one of the most eclectic writers and performers coming out of New England.  His newest collection of songs is found somewhere in the shadows of the likes of Randy Newman, Nick Lowe, and Paul Simon. Strause dropped out of music school, where he was studying classical trumpet, to become a politics major and take up the guitar. But that hasn’t kept him from incorporating his first instrument into the texture of his recordings, or from putting down the guitar to lead his band with just his voice and his trumpet. His last release Little Stones to Break the Giant’s Heart was featured in No Depression, The Bluegrass Situation, CMT’s The Edge, and on Starbucks’ world wide playlist, helping him garner invitations on the road with folk luminaries such as Anais Mitchell, Great Lake Swimmers, and Sarah Jarosz. 

GennaRose Nethercott is the author of The Lumberjack’s Dove (Ecco/HarperCollins, 2018), selected by Louise Glück as a winner of the National Poetry Series. Her other projects include A Ghost of Water (an ekphrastic collaboration with printmaker Susan Osgood) and the narrative song collection Modern Ballads. Her work has appeared in The Offing, Rust & Moth, Pank, and elsewhere, and she has been a writer-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center, Art Farm Nebraska, and the Shakespeare & Company bookstore in Paris.
 
She tours nationally and internationally composing poems-to-order for strangers on a 1952 Hermes Rocket typewriter-- and is the founder of the Traveling Poetry Emporium, a team of poets-for-hire. Nethercott holds a degree in poetry, theatre, and folklore from Hampshire College. A Vermont native, she has lived in many cities across the US and Europe, but is always drawn back to the forest.


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