Deadly Gentlemen and Session Americana

Deadly Gentleman started out a couple years ago as an experimental spoken word bluegrass band, but they have changed the game plan this time around. Now they mostly play epic folk and grasscore. Their most recent CD is called Carry Me To Home. Instead of having a lead singer, they use a nonstop orchestration of somewhat unconventional vocals, with everybody in the band doing everything they can. Expect a lot of three-part harmony singing, group shouting, really dense rhymes and an almost rap-like phrasing. The band features Greg Liszt of Crooked Still and a slew of super hot players. No two Session Americana shows are alike. They’re rowdy, freewheeling modern hootenannies that surprise the audience as much as they surprise the Somerville, Massachusetts sextet. Session Americana has innovatively recast the live show experience as a familial gathering of musicians seated at a round table swapping songs and instruments. Although the musicians face each other, the audience feels drawn into the circle, engaged by the joyous camaraderie, playful musicality, and charmingly original music of this all-star cast of characters. Session Americana has received numerous press plaudits for its inventively entertaining live show as well as its revelatory recorded work. The Boston Globe has praised Session Americana for its ‘fun, fresh take on old-fashioned, and timeless, music.’ Alt-country arbiters of cool,