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Your New Favorite: Sam Amidon

December 2, 2009

Lately, we’re all crushing out on Sam Amidon – an indie-old-time artist, with a sound like Nick Drake meeting Beirut in an Appalachian holler.  A little dark, a little dreamy, a lot lovely, making it the perfect accompaniment to a Pacific Northwest winter.

all is well - sam amidon

all is well - sam amidon

Sam Amidon comes from a folk revival family, and his parents are well known fixtures in the New England folk scene.  In fact, Sam’s first album was a solo Irish fiddle CD that garnered strong reviews from the Irish music press.  In addition to his work with Doveman in the indie rock arena, Sam Amidon has continued to fiddle and play for folk events in New England.  His latest contra dance band is a powerhouse ensemble featuring Keith Murphy of Nightingale and uilleann piper Isaac Alderson.

Sam’s new CD, All is Well, perfectly marries his deep folk roots with expanded indie sensibilities.  Each song comes from a traditional source, but bears the stamp of his signature style of deconstruction.

Co-written with Devon Léger.