Sam Amidon Transforms Traditional Folk

from  Soundcheck

Oct 22, 2020

 

London-based Sam Amidon has a reputation for having collected, re-imagined, and performed American traditional tunes or other folk music in unconventional ways. The Vermont-born singer/fiddler/banjoist/guitarist is the scion of a legendary family of shape-note singers, has fallen in with New Music folks like Kronos Quartet, Nico Muhly and Icelandic label Bedroom Community, and relocated to London. His latest album, Sam Amidon, explores classic known tunes – shape note anthems, murder ballads, tr...more

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