Three members of the super group Session Americana, Jefferson Hamer, Ry Cavanaugh and Laura Cortese, bring the anything-could-happen feel of a Session show which 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.” Ry Cavanaugh’s song, “Lighthouse Light” was released by Mary Black on her last record, Songs for the Steeples. Jefferson Hamer won the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Traditional Song for his Child Ballads collaboration with Anais Mitchell. Laura Cortese tours extensively around the globe with her band, The Dance Cards.
Ry Cavanaugh’s page; Jefferson Hamer’s page; Laura Cortese’s page; Sessions Americana’s page
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