Come jam with us every Thursday night at 7PM on Facebook Live!
Springdale Sessions is a live digital concert series created to bring music from around the US right to your computer. It’s free to tune in, though we encourage you to crack a beer while listening, and there will be an option to tip the artists! Springdale Sessions is hosted in partnership with Cornerscape artist management in Cambridge.
Our debut series artist Kyshona has always lent her voice and music to those that feel they have been silenced or forgotten. She began her career as a music therapist, writing her first songs with her patients–the students and inmates under her care. She soon found the need to write independently and find her own voice, and endeavor which led her to the fertile ground of the Nashville creative community and songwriting culture. Audiences will find a common thread of empowerment, overcoming adversity, and finding hope in her work.
Originally started as a solo/side project, Alcoa formed just over 15 years ago when Archambault was on the road with one of his bands, Transistor Transistor, and wanted to do something a little different. The Alcoa project had remained on the back burner until 2013 when Archambault teamed up with a troop of musicians (including his now wife, Alyssa Eygnor) and recorded and released their debut LP “Bone & Marrow” to great critical acclaim. 2015 saw Archambault & company release their sophomore album “Parlour Tricks” to another positive response from critics and fans. On the heels of both releases the band has toured off and on with appearances at festivals both in the states and Europe.
Olivia Ann Greene is an emerging singer-songwriter based in Boston, Massachusetts. Born and raised in Washington, DC, Liv began playing guitar and singing at the age of 12 and has since discovered passions for mandolin, banjo and ukulele. Raised on Emmylou Harris, Brandi Carlile and Patty Griffin, Liv discovered her love for songwriting at an early age. After attending Miles of Music Camp in 2013, Liv developed a new passion for songwriting as well as Appalachian folk and roots music and has since felt at home writing Americana and indie folk music.
Jason Verhoosky is a singer/songwriter, who likes to moonlight on bluegrass banjo, who calls MA home. Jason received his first guitar when he was 8 and has been on a musical journey ever since. Rooted in folk, americana, roots, rock and bluegrass, Jason draws from an eclectic mix to bring you new music, as well as new takes on songs you already love. You can find Jason playing solo, with his main band “The Fancy Bassetts”, or attached to a banjo and singing with the bluegrass band “Hot Crackl’n”.
“Nothing’s wrong, I just feel the whole wide world,” award-winning songwriter Hayley Sabella sings on Sorrow:Joy, a track from her forthcoming album Flew The Nest. Hayley has become known for this kind of simplicity in truth-telling, combining poetic lyrics with gripping melodies that are “sometimes cold and deadly, other times refreshing and full of life.” (Rolling Stone Country) New album Flew The Nest amps up the indie sound and production of Hayley’s work, and pairs it with her signature lyrical dexterity. Working with Daniel Radin of “bummer-pop” band Future Teens, Hayley has created sonic landscapes for these songs that mirror their content. Close-miked vocals and spacious, full arrangements create an album as intimate and confessional as it is melodic and pop-driven, a true step forward for one of New England’s best songwriters and winner of the 2019 New England Songwriting Competition.
Music has fueled 2020 Independent Music Award Winner Madelyn Paquette’s fire since the beginning. Growing up in suburban Massachusetts, Madelyn discovered her love of singing as a toddler and developed a keen ear for harmony and pitch soon after. In addition to being known for her contagious melodies and hooks, listeners also enjoy her unique perspectives on universal topics: love and friendship, heartbreak and vulnerability, nostalgia and new beginnings, and female empowerment. Madelyn describes her music as a fusion of contemporary country, pop, folk, Americana and singer-songwriter, but she doesn’t let labels dictate her sound. She makes the sounds she wants to hear, the common denominator of her catalogue being her lyrical and sonic breadth.
Boston’s premier afrofunk outfit, the Macrotones, have been launching explosive dance parties for over a decade. The 9-piece, horn-driven ensemble is steeped in funk, afrobeat, cinematic soul, ethiojazz, rock, and more, resulting in dark, interlaced rhythms and progressive arrangements. The band’s tightly-honed grooves and infectious sound has shared the stage with like-minded practitioners such as the Budos Band, Lee Fields & the Expressions, Grupo Fantasma, Orgone, Ikebe Shakedown, and Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars. Since typical genre descriptions fail to fully capture the scope of the Macrotones’ sound, new monikers need exploration: imperial funk, astrobeat, or even “a soundtrack for spies” all fit.
While traditional bluegrass is usually associated with the American South, the genre has surely found a safe and loving Canadian home in the form of Calgary-born singer/songwriter Bella White. Armed with a piercing voice, the twenty year-old singer/songwriter and instrumentalist shys away from modern and fussy arrangements, and instead brings a traditional style of music into the contemporary moment by personalizing it to her own experiences. “I want people my age to hear my music, and think, actually Bluegrass is kind of cool”, she says. White has shown herself to be a star student of the bluegrass genre, with something new to bring to the table. Her ability to translate modern experience to an old sound is seamless and compelling, and permeates the boundaries of a regional genre with authentic singing and songwriting.