Session Americana (Boston) is a rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. This band/collective of talented musicians craft an musical experience unlike any other. On stage is a collapsible bar table wired with microphones, a vintage suitcase recast as a kick drum, an old Estey field organ, a pre-war parlor guitar, a mandocello and all of its smaller siblings, a harmonica case fire damaged when Jack's bar went up in flames and graffitied by Depeche Mode roadies, and an assortment of other instruments that get passed around in this freewheeling modern hootenanny. The anything-could-happen feel of a Session show 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".
Ian Flanigan is a seasoned acoustic singer-songwriter located in Saugerties, NY. his music is celebrated across the country. annually he tours state wide to prominent venues such as the House of Blues, and the Colorado State Fair. Locally, his annual showcase is the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival. Among the larger festivals and events, Ian plays at local favorites such as the Towne Crier Cafe, Bearsville Theater, local bars and restaurants, and benefit fundraisers for private schools in the community.
Ian's sound is an eclectic blend of progressive folk, soul, and percussive finger style. Besides his latest album, Lead Feather, he will be releasing his newest album this summer!