Sam Amidon Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
Similar to Sam Amidon:
Phosphorescent, Damien Jurado, Fionn Regan, Sun Kil Moon, Alela Diane, The Weather Station, Bill Callahan, Songs: Ohia, This Is The Kit, Laura Veirs, J. Tillman, Horse Feathers
Sam Amidon’s new album is unusual for him, in that every single song is an original composition of his. As well as regular collaborator and mighty musical all-rounder Shahzad Ismaily, our man Sam has managed to snare original 60’s-era free jazz drummer Milford Graves as a collaborator on The Following Mountain, so the standards are extremely high. CD and vinyl editions on Nonesuch.
I’ve not seen a title that suggests an interesting story quite so vividly and concisely as this one for quite a while: But This Chicken Proved Falsehearted. Excellent stuff. The record is the 2005 ‘true’ debut of Sam Amidon, and it had never appeared on vinyl before this reissue. The CD also comes with a bonus 10 tracks of demos (as does the vinyl’s download card). On Omnivore.
A Sam Amidon, I quite like him don't I? He's a singer/banjoist/guitarist/fiddler.... oh and he also plays the violin. Boom boom. The albums ten songs are traditional folk type things re-worked and lovingly produced by Valgeir Sigurdsson who produced Bjork, Bonnie Prince Billy and Feist. Bill Frisell's on it! Yep its dead good this - its based on traditional structures but the interplay that the band produce suggests something more modern. Amidon's delivery is understated but the instruments really go for it and intertwine beautifully. If you like Charlie Parr or Black Twig Pickers, this is like a young upstart who knows all about modern music too.