Wednesday, March 25, 2009

St. Patrick's at the Lizard

Session Americana held their regular gig at the Lizard Lounge on the 17th. Kathy, Conor, and I arrived early and had some beers and nachos upstairs at the Cambridge Commons Restaurant, then picked up our tickets and headed downstairs.

We positioned our barstools behind the first row of tables and ordered some cheeseburger sliders to fortify us for the music. Some of the stringed instruments were arrayed before us, awaiting the show: guitar, mandocello, banjo, mandolin, and fiddle.

We were this close. The band, an all-star aggregation of the Boston area's best folk/roots musicians, played some songs from their usual set lists and added in some Irish numbers and guest musicians. Pictured above, from the left, are Sean Staples (usually on mandolin), drummer Billy Beard, fiddler/accordionist/guitarist Dinty Child, guitarist Ry Cavanaugh, and a guest viola player.

We managed to applaud without spilling a drop.

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