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Sam Amidon

Performer

About this Artist

Vermont-born singer and fiddle/banjo/ guitar player SAM AMIDON re-imagines traditional songs from the public domain, as well as the occasional contemporary pop song, and rearranges them into his own unique and mesmerizing compositions. A musician who glides through an unlikely set of genres including traditional folk, jazz, and bluegrass, Amidon’s “highly personal approach opens a window on the American past and lets us feel it like nothing else around.” (NPR).Amidon’s Bedroom Community output includes two critically-acclaimed releases, 2008’s All Is Well and 2010’s I See The Sign. Amidon currently records for Nonesuch Records, where he has released Bright Sunny South (2013) and Lily-O (2014), a collaboration with the pioneering avantjazz guitarist Bill Frisell. Amidon’s long out-of-print debut But This Chicken Proved Falsehearted is a collaboration with Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman) and has just been reissued by Omnivore Recordings.

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