Sam Amidon

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Sam Amidon
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Background information
Born June 3, 1981
Brattleboro, Vermont
Genres Folk
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar, banjo, fiddle

Sam Amidon (June 3, 1981) is an American independent folk artist born in Brattleboro, Vermont. His parents are folk artists Peter and Mary Alice Amidon.[1] His younger brother, Stefan, is a professional drummer who performs with The Sweetback Sisters[2] among other groups. Sam attended The Putney School in Putney, Vermont.

In 2001 Amidon self-released Solo Fiddle, an album of traditional Irish instrumentals, solely played by himself on the fiddle.[3]

Amidon's first full-length album, But This Chicken Proved False Hearted (2007), was made with longtime collaborator Thomas Bartlett, in whose band, Doveman, Amidon also plays. His second album, All Is Well (2008), was produced, recorded and mixed in Iceland by Valgeir Sigurðsson at Greenhouse Studios. His third album, I See the Sign - also produced by Valgeir Sigurðsson - was released in 2010.[4] Amidon is a member of the Icelandic music collective/record label Bedroom Community.

Amidon's fourth album, Bright Sunny South, was released 14 May 2013, his first on Nonesuch Records.

Amidon is married to musician Beth Orton. They have a son, Arthur, born in 2011, and are based in London.[5]

Discography[edit]

  • Solo Fiddle (2001)
  • Home Alone Inside My Head (live multimedia performance, 2003)
  • But This Chicken Proved False Hearted (as Samamidon) (2007)
  • All Is Well (as Samamidon) (2008)
  • I See the Sign (2010)
  • Bright Sunny South (2013)
  • Lily-O (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Home". Amidonmusic.com. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
  2. ^ "sweetbacksisters.com". sweetbacksisters.com. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
  3. ^ "Solo Fiddle at Bandcamp". bandcamp.com. Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  4. ^ "New Release: Sam Amidon: I See the Sign | News". Pitchfork. 2009-12-15. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
  5. ^ Tim Adams (2012-09-23). "Beth Orton: 'I started to believe I had run my course' | Music | The Observer". Guardian. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 

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