Sam Amidon's "Bright Sunny South" Streaming in Full on Pitchfork
Sam Amidon is set to make his Nonesuch Records debut with the release of his latest album, Bright Sunny South, next week, May 14. But you don't need to wait till then to hear it. The album is streaming in full all this week exclusively at Pitchfork as part of its Advance multimedia early-listen experience. Head to pitchfork.com to hear the complete album set to a series of short video clips.
Produced by Amidon with his childhood friend and longtime collaborator Thomas Bartlett, a.k.a. Doveman, and legendary English engineer Jerry Boys (Buena Vista Social Club, Vashti Bunyan, R.E.M.) and recorded in London, Bright Sunny South features a band made up of Bartlett and multi-instrumentalists Shahzad Ismaily and Chris Vatalaro. Jazz trumpeter Kenny Wheeler also makes a cameo. Amidon himself not only sings but also plays banjo, fiddle, acoustic guitar, and piano on the album.
Bright Sunny South is available to pre-order in the Nonesuch Store with an instant download of two tracks from the album—Amidon's take on Tim McGraw's "My Old Friend" and the traditional tune "He's Taken My Feet"—and a download of the complete album available starting release day.
Sam Amidon will perform songs from the new album at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York City next Thursday, May 16, followed by a European tour of headline shows and festival sets, and returning to the States to tour in June. For additional details on currently announced tour dates, visit nonesuch.com. Check back for more in the coming weeks as more dates are added.