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Lily-O : new album out Sept 30

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Sam Amidon will tour the U.S. in support of his forthcoming album Lily-O this October.

Sept 20Brooklyn Academy of MusicBrooklyn, NY
Sept 21Mass MoCANorth Adams, MA
Oct 11Abbey Arts presents at Ballard HomesteadSeattle, WA
Oct 13Great American Music HallSan Francisco, CA *
Oct 14Largo at the CoronetLos Angeles, CA
Oct 16The Barns at Wolf TrapVienna, VA*
Oct 17FringeArtsPhiladelphia, PA*
Oct 18Music Hall of WilliamsburgBrooklyn, NY*
Oct 20The Parlor RoomNorthampton, MA
Oct 22New England Youth CenterBrattleboro, VT
Oct 25Club PassimCambridge, MA

* denotes special guests Bill Frisell and Shahzad Ismaily
Cy Dune as support Oct 13 - Oct 16, Oct 18-20



Lily-O, a new album of reimagined folk songs by Vermont-born singer/fiddler/banjoist/guitarist Sam Amidon will be released Sept. 30 by Nonesuch Records. The album was produced by Valgeir Sigurðsson (Björk, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Feist) and features the innovative jazz guitarist and composer Bill Frisell, along with Amidon’s other frequent collaborators, bassist Shahzad Ismaily and drummer Chris Vatalaro. Amidon tours in Europe this summer and performs as part of Nonesuch’s 50th anniversary celebration, Nonesuch Records at BAM in Brooklyn, NY; additional US shows will be announced soon.

Pre-orders of Lily-O on CD and vinyl are available now with an instant download of the album track “Walkin’ Boss.”

Listen to “Walkin’ Boss” below.


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