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    Sam Amidon Kicks Off US Tour
    Michael Wilson

    The Vermont-born and raised, London-based musician Sam Amidon—who made his Nonesuch Records debut with the release of his new album, Bright Sunny South, in May and recently completed a European tour—kicks off a three-week tour of the United States with a performance at the Sunset Tavern in Seattle with support from Alessi's Ark and The Hilltalks tonight. The tour continues on the West Coast with performances in Portland, San Francisco, and LA, followed by several stops along the East Coast including Philadelphia, Cambridge, and Portland (Maine), as well as a hometown album-release show at Next Stage in Putney, Vermont, and a set at the Solid Sound Festival curated by Wilco in North Adams, Massachusetts.

    Following the US tour, Amidon heads to Asia for performances in South Korea and Japan, and then back to Europe for several summer festival sets through August. See below for all of the currently announced performances. For additional details and ticket links, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    Sam Amidon was recently listed atop the NPR Music list of Five Musicians Who Make Borrowing Sound Original from music critic Ann Powers. Amidon is known for his reworking of traditional melodies into a new form. In addition to country ballads and shape-note hymns, Bright Sunny South features interpretations of traditional and contemporary songs, including Tim McGraw’s “My Old Friend” and Mariah Carey’s “Shake It Off." On the album, "the old stories stand out," says Powers, "made both stranger and more intimate by Amidon's unpredictable storytelling techniques." Read more at npr.org.

    To pick up a copy of Bright Sunny South, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a download of the complete album at checkout.

    SAM AMIDON ON TOUR

    Jun 3 Sunset Tavern Seattle, WA
    Jun 4 The Holocene Portland, OR
    Jun 6 The Chapel San Francisco, CA
    Jun 7 Bootleg Theater Los Angeles, CA
    Jun 16 Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia, PA
    Jun 18 Next Stage Putney, VT
    Jun 19 TT the Bear's Place Cambridge, MA
    Jun 20 One Longfellow Square Portland, ME
    Jun 22 Solid Sound Festival North Adams, MA
         
    Jun 28 Veloso Seoul, SOUTH KOREA
    Jun 30 Tonofon Festival Saitama, JAPAN
    Jul 2 Taku Taku Kyoto, JAPAN
    Jul 3 Haretara Sora ni Mame Maite Tokyo, JAPAN
         
    Jul 6 Inspire Festival Liempde, NETHERLANDS
    Jul 20 The Sage Gateshead (w/ Martha Wainwright) Gateshead, UK
    Jul 21 Iveagh Gardens (w/ Glen Hansard) Dublin, IRELAND
    Aug 4 OFF Festival Katowice, POLAND
    Aug 9 Haldern Pop Festival Rees-Haldern, GERMANY
    Aug 16 Green Man Festival Glanusk, UK
    Aug 26 Feeërieën Festival Brussels, BELGIUM
    Aug 27 DOK Gent, BELGIUM
         
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Sam Amidon Kicks Off US Tour

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Sam Amidon kicks off a three-week tour of the US featuring music from his recently released Nonesuch debut album, Bright Sunny South. The tour begins at the Sunset Tavern in Seattle tonight and continues on the West Coast with performances in Portland, San Francisco, and LA, followed by stops along the East Coast including Philadelphia, Cambridge, and Portland (Maine), as well as his home town of Brattleboro and a set at the Solid Sound Festival curated by Wilco at MASS MoCA. Amidon was recently listed atop NPR's list of Five Musicians Who Make Borrowing Sound Original.

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The Vermont-born and raised, London-based musician Sam Amidon—who made his Nonesuch Records debut with the release of his new album, Bright Sunny South, in May and recently completed a European tour—kicks off a three-week tour of the United States with a performance at the Sunset Tavern in Seattle with support from Alessi's Ark and The Hilltalks tonight. The tour continues on the West Coast with performances in Portland, San Francisco, and LA, followed by several stops along the East Coast including Philadelphia, Cambridge, and Portland (Maine), as well as a hometown album-release show at Next Stage in Putney, Vermont, and a set at the Solid Sound Festival curated by Wilco in North Adams, Massachusetts.

Following the US tour, Amidon heads to Asia for performances in South Korea and Japan, and then back to Europe for several summer festival sets through August. See below for all of the currently announced performances. For additional details and ticket links, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

Sam Amidon was recently listed atop the NPR Music list of Five Musicians Who Make Borrowing Sound Original from music critic Ann Powers. Amidon is known for his reworking of traditional melodies into a new form. In addition to country ballads and shape-note hymns, Bright Sunny South features interpretations of traditional and contemporary songs, including Tim McGraw’s “My Old Friend” and Mariah Carey’s “Shake It Off." On the album, "the old stories stand out," says Powers, "made both stranger and more intimate by Amidon's unpredictable storytelling techniques." Read more at npr.org.

To pick up a copy of Bright Sunny South, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a download of the complete album at checkout.

SAM AMIDON ON TOUR

Jun 3 Sunset Tavern Seattle, WA
Jun 4 The Holocene Portland, OR
Jun 6 The Chapel San Francisco, CA
Jun 7 Bootleg Theater Los Angeles, CA
Jun 16 Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia, PA
Jun 18 Next Stage Putney, VT
Jun 19 TT the Bear's Place Cambridge, MA
Jun 20 One Longfellow Square Portland, ME
Jun 22 Solid Sound Festival North Adams, MA
     
Jun 28 Veloso Seoul, SOUTH KOREA
Jun 30 Tonofon Festival Saitama, JAPAN
Jul 2 Taku Taku Kyoto, JAPAN
Jul 3 Haretara Sora ni Mame Maite Tokyo, JAPAN
     
Jul 6 Inspire Festival Liempde, NETHERLANDS
Jul 20 The Sage Gateshead (w/ Martha Wainwright) Gateshead, UK
Jul 21 Iveagh Gardens (w/ Glen Hansard) Dublin, IRELAND
Aug 4 OFF Festival Katowice, POLAND
Aug 9 Haldern Pop Festival Rees-Haldern, GERMANY
Aug 16 Green Man Festival Glanusk, UK
Aug 26 Feeërieën Festival Brussels, BELGIUM
Aug 27 DOK Gent, BELGIUM
     
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