VAE to Host Session Americana
The Vermont Arts Exchange (VAE) welcomes Session Americana on Saturday, April 2, at the Masonic Hall, 504 Main Street, Bennington. Doors open at 7 for the 8 p.m. show. Described as a rock band in a teacup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle, this band/collective of talented musicians craft a 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 and an assortment of other instruments that get passed around in this free-wheeling modern hootenanny. Session Americana bring a kind of ease and genuineness to their timeless music, sometimes presenting the latest batch of original songs, sometimes reaching back into depths of the American song bag.
Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for students at vtartxchange.org, or by calling 800-838-3006; a small processing fee will be charged. Tickets at the door are $22 for adults and $10 for students on a first-come, first-served basis. Libations will be available.
The Masonic Hall is a handicapped-accessible facility. Call for specific needs. For more information about Vermont Arts Exchange, call 802-442-5549 or visit vtartxchange.org.