RECENT NEWS
May 26, 2017

New album, The Following Mountain, out now

Sam Amidon’s new album “The Following Mountain,” is out on Nonesuch Records. Order today. TFM The Following Mountain says “Thank you for naming your album after me.” I say, “you are so welcome, The Following Mountain!” The Following Mountain says, “I will do your thinking for you. I think, so that you don’t have to. […]

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February 6, 2017

"Wedding Dress" - Pekka Kuusisto, Sam Amidon & ACO

“We’re experimental by nature, so I think that we are going to be speaking the same language from the first rehearsal,” says Pekka Kuusisto on the ACO. Take a peek inside the studio where Pekka, the Orchestra and Sam rehearsed for Murder & Redemption this week.  

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December 14, 2016

Sam Amidon Extended at Le Poisson Rouge on Jan. 9

NYC Winter Jazzfest presents Sam Amidon Extended at (le) poisson rouge on January 9. Guests include Shahzad Ismaily, Ben Goldberg, Marc Ribot, Jeremy Gustin, Kris Bowers, Richard Sears, Curtis Fowlkes, Sam Gendel and Linda Oh. Don’t wait on tickets.

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October 6, 2016

On tour with Richard Thompson this October

I’m going to be on tour in the southern and southeastern parts of the U.S. opening for Richard Thompson, master musician and songwriter. (FYI Thompson’s playing on this Nick Drake song is the basis for Shahzad Ismaily’s entire output as a guitarist.) SEE U THERE. Oct 10 – The Avalon Theatre – Easton, MD Oct […]

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September 26, 2016

This weekend: Berlin (1-2 October)

BERLIN — improvisation and co-work between 80 artists over 2 days this weekend (1-2 Oct) at Funkhaus Studio, organized by Justin Vernon, Aaron and Bryce Dessner, Ryan Olson, Vincent Moon, André De Ridder and Brandon Reid.

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June 22, 2016

New U.S. dates this July & August

Putney, VT, Providence, RI (with Joan Shelley), Madison, WI and Eaux Claires Festival in Eau Claire, WI. Tickets on sale now. photo by Paul Ramsburg / Big Ears Festival

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May 3, 2016

Sam Amidon performs with Bill Frisell on eTown

Sam Amidon and Bill Frisell are on this week’s Etown performing songs from Lily-O. Listen / watch their set and interviews below, get the podcast in the Apple Music store or find stations and times here.

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February 9, 2016

Thank you, Switzerland & Belgium.

Sam’s back in the States soon with Bill Frisell, Martha Scanlan, Regina Carter, Glenn Kotche, Jake Xerxes Fussell, Punch Brothers and Whale Watching Tour. Tickets still available.

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December 4, 2015

Welcome back ye Chicken

BUT THIS CHICKEN PROVED FALSEHEARTED by me w/ Doveman out TODAY. Digital: smarturl.it/ituneschicken CD+LP: samamidon.kungfustore.com

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November 5, 2015

Sam Amidon on WBEZ

“When it comes to his interpretations of classic American music, Amidon has walked that tightrope between admiration and exploration — and he hasn’t fallen off yet.” – WBEZ Hear Sam’s Morning Shift session: bit.ly/WBEZ_Amidon Get Lily-O: smarturl.it/lilyoitunes

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October 6, 2015

The return of the Chicken

My first album of songs, But This Chicken Proved Falsehearted, was released in 2007. The album has been out of print for quite a long time now, but on Dec. 4, like a Phoenix-Chicken rising from the digital ashes, it will appear again, and be reissued on CD, digital formats, AND it will appear for […]

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July 24, 2015

Stained Radiance + Sam Amidon Tour - November 2015

STAINED RADIANCE (Nels Cline and Norton Wisdom) Plus SAM AMIDON Midwestern US mini tour in November is on sale now!! These are super fun. Nels sits in with me and shreds like a demon, and then he and the mystical psychedelic master painter Norton Wisdom spin a great web. Get tix: bit.ly/SamAmidon2015

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May 15, 2015

U.S. summer headline tour on sale now

New U.S. headline shows on sale: Somerville, MA, Portland, ME, Burlington, VT, Vienna, VA, Philadelphia, PA, New Salem, MA, Saratoga Springs, NY, Montreal, QC and San Francisco, CA. BUY TICKETS Dates below. 6/14 – Somerville, MA – The Revels at Arts at the Armory * 6/16 – Portland, ME – One Longfellow Square 6/19 – […]

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October 16, 2014

Sam Amidon Performs on NPR's World Cafe with Bill Frisell

On today’s episode of NPR’s World Cafe: Sam Amidon with guitarist Bill Frisell performing four songs from Sam’s new album Lily-O including “Walkin’ Boss,” “Blue Mountains,” “Your Lone Journey,” and web-exclusive “Groundhog Variations.” Watch their performance of “Walkin’ Boss” above and hear the complete session at NPR.

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September 30, 2014

Lily-O out now

  Sam Amidon’s new album Lily-O is out now, available at independent record stores, iTunes, and Amazon.

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