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  • December 13, 2018

    Sam Amidon will tour the West Coast of the US and Canada in early 2019 joined by saxophonist Sam Gendel, starting at Western Front in Vancouver on February 25. The six-city tour continues with shows in Seattle, Portland, Berkeley (with Bill Frisell), Soquel, and Los Angeles. The North American tour follows Amidon's UK tour as special guest of Laura Veirs in February.

  • November 7, 2018

    Sam Amidon will tour the UK as special guest of singer-songwriter Laura Veirs in February 2019. The tour begins in Milton Keynes on February 3 and includes stops in Norwich, Nottingham, York, Liverpool, Birmingham, Winchester, and Oxford. Amidon will perform at the EFG London Jazz Festival later this month and at Celtic Connections in Glasgow in January.

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  • The Following Mountain, the newest solo album by experimental folk artist, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Sam Amidon, will be released May 26, 2017, on Nonesuch Records. Created with producer Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Regina Spektor) and Amidon's frequent collaborator Shahzad Ismaily, it represents a new approach for Amidon, who shifts here from his previous norm of re-working traditional folk songs and presents nine wholly original compositions, with some lyrics drawing on traditional sources. The album features a rare guest appearance by drummer Milford Graves, known initially for his work in the 1960s with free jazz legends Albert Ayler and Sonny Sharrock.

    The Following Mountain was made during two distinct recording sessions: an initial weekend in Brooklyn where Ismaily and Amidon brought in Graves, percussionist Juma Sultan (Jimi Hendrix), and saxophonist Sam Gendel for a heavily improvised session; followed by time in the studio over the summer in London, where Amidon worked with Leo Abrahams to shape and develop the songs.

    "The Following Mountain is a walk through the thickets of the imagination," Amidon said, "a personal mythology of sounds and visions and characters. It is my first album of original music, but is still linked to the Appalachian music I love, as well as improvisation, beats, Don Cherry, Vermont, London."

    The Following Mountain is Amidon's sixth album and follows Lily-O, his 2014 Nonesuch Records collaboration with guitarist Bill Frisell.

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Tour

Sun, Jan 20
London
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre
Sun, Jan 20
London
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre
Wed, Jan 23
Glasgow, Scotland
Blue Arrow Jazz Club
Wed, Jan 23
Glasgow, Scotland
Blue Arrow Jazz Club
Sun, Feb 3
Milton Keynes
MK11
Sun, Feb 3
Milton Keynes
MK11
Mon, Feb 4
Norwich
Norwich Arts Center
Mon, Feb 4
Norwich
Norwich Arts Center
Tue, Feb 5
Nottingham
The Bodega
Tue, Feb 5
Nottingham
The Bodega
Wed, Feb 6
York
The Crescent
Wed, Feb 6
York
The Crescent
Thu, Feb 7
Liverpool
Phase One
Thu, Feb 7
Liverpool
Phase One
Fri, Feb 8
Birmingham
St Pauls Church
Fri, Feb 8
Birmingham
St Pauls Church
Sun, Feb 10
Winchester
The Barn
Sun, Feb 10
Winchester
The Barn
Sun, Feb 10
Winchester
The Barn
Sun, Feb 10
Winchester
The Barn
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Sam Amidon's 2017 album The Following Mountain represents a new approach for the singer and multi-instrumentalist, who shifts from his previous norm of re-working traditional folk songs and presents nine wholly original compositions, with some lyrics drawing on traditional sources. The album was created with producer Leo Abrahams and frequent Amidon collaborator Shahzad Ismaily, with a rare guest appearance by drummer Milford Graves.

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The Following Mountain, the newest solo album by experimental folk artist, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Sam Amidon, will be released May 26, 2017, on Nonesuch Records. Created with producer Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Regina Spektor) and Amidon's frequent collaborator Shahzad Ismaily, it represents a new approach for Amidon, who shifts here from his previous norm of re-working traditional folk songs and presents nine wholly original compositions, with some lyrics drawing on traditional sources. The album features a rare guest appearance by drummer Milford Graves, known initially for his work in the 1960s with free jazz legends Albert Ayler and Sonny Sharrock.

The Following Mountain was made during two distinct recording sessions: an initial weekend in Brooklyn where Ismaily and Amidon brought in Graves, percussionist Juma Sultan (Jimi Hendrix), and saxophonist Sam Gendel for a heavily improvised session; followed by time in the studio over the summer in London, where Amidon worked with Leo Abrahams to shape and develop the songs.

"The Following Mountain is a walk through the thickets of the imagination," Amidon said, "a personal mythology of sounds and visions and characters. It is my first album of original music, but is still linked to the Appalachian music I love, as well as improvisation, beats, Don Cherry, Vermont, London."

The Following Mountain is Amidon's sixth album and follows Lily-O, his 2014 Nonesuch Records collaboration with guitarist Bill Frisell.

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Tour

Sun, Jan 20
London
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre
Sun, Jan 20
London
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre
Wed, Jan 23
Glasgow, Scotland
Blue Arrow Jazz Club
Wed, Jan 23
Glasgow, Scotland
Blue Arrow Jazz Club
Sun, Feb 3
Milton Keynes
MK11
Sun, Feb 3
Milton Keynes
MK11
Mon, Feb 4
Norwich
Norwich Arts Center
Mon, Feb 4
Norwich
Norwich Arts Center
Tue, Feb 5
Nottingham
The Bodega
Tue, Feb 5
Nottingham
The Bodega
Wed, Feb 6
York
The Crescent
Wed, Feb 6
York
The Crescent
Thu, Feb 7
Liverpool
Phase One
Thu, Feb 7
Liverpool
Phase One
Fri, Feb 8
Birmingham
St Pauls Church
Fri, Feb 8
Birmingham
St Pauls Church
Sun, Feb 10
Winchester
The Barn
Sun, Feb 10
Winchester
The Barn
Sun, Feb 10
Winchester
The Barn
Sun, Feb 10
Winchester
The Barn
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