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  • February 25, 2019

    Sam Amidon begins a tour of the West Coast of the US and Canada, joined by saxophonist Sam Gendel, at Western Front in Vancouver tonight, followed by shows in Seattle and Portland and three stops in California: Berkeley (as special guest of Bill Frisell), Soquel, and Los Angeles. Amidon will join Bruce Horsby and the Noisemakers as special guest on their tour of the Eastern US in June.

  • February 22, 2019

    Sam Amidon will join Bruce Hornsby as special guest on his tour of the Eastern US in June. The concerts begin at Charleston Music Hall in South Carolina and continue in North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, upstate New York, and New Hampshire. Amidon and saxophonist Sam Gendel tour the West Coast starting this Monday.

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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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Sun, Mar 24
London
The Social
Sun, Mar 24
London
The Social
Wed, Apr 3
Denver, CO
King Center
Wed, Apr 3
Denver, CO
King Center
Thu, Apr 25
Minneapolis, MN
Cedar Cultural Center
Thu, Apr 25
Minneapolis, MN
Cedar Cultural Center
Sat, Apr 27
Chicago, IL
The Empty Bottle
Sat, Apr 27
Chicago, IL
The Empty Bottle
Mon, Apr 29
Ann Arbor, MI
The Ark
Mon, Apr 29
Ann Arbor, MI
The Ark
Wed, May 1
Toronto, ON
Monarch Tavern
Wed, May 1
Toronto, ON
Monarch Tavern
Thu, May 9
Brussels
AB Club
Thu, May 9
Brussels
AB Club
Fri, May 10
Brussels
AB Club
Fri, May 10
Brussels
AB Club
Sat, Jun 1
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sat, Jun 1
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Fri, Jun 14
Wakefield, QC
Black Sheep Inn
Fri, Jun 14
Wakefield, QC
Black Sheep Inn
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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, Mar 24
London
The Social
Sun, Mar 24
London
The Social
Wed, Apr 3
Denver, CO
King Center
Wed, Apr 3
Denver, CO
King Center
Thu, Apr 25
Minneapolis, MN
Cedar Cultural Center
Thu, Apr 25
Minneapolis, MN
Cedar Cultural Center
Sat, Apr 27
Chicago, IL
The Empty Bottle
Sat, Apr 27
Chicago, IL
The Empty Bottle
Mon, Apr 29
Ann Arbor, MI
The Ark
Mon, Apr 29
Ann Arbor, MI
The Ark
Wed, May 1
Toronto, ON
Monarch Tavern
Wed, May 1
Toronto, ON
Monarch Tavern
Thu, May 9
Brussels
AB Club
Thu, May 9
Brussels
AB Club
Fri, May 10
Brussels
AB Club
Fri, May 10
Brussels
AB Club
Sat, Jun 1
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sat, Jun 1
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Fri, Jun 14
Wakefield, QC
Black Sheep Inn
Fri, Jun 14
Wakefield, QC
Black Sheep Inn
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