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    Nonesuch Records label mates Joachim Cooder and Sam Amidon have announced a tour of England together this November around their EFG London Jazz Festival concert at Queen Elizabeth Hall on November 12. The ten-day tour includes shows in Bexhill, Bury St Edmunds, Bristol, Basingstoke, Birmingham, and Leeds, culminating at RNCM in Manchester on November 21. See below for detail and tickets, which go on sale this Friday, June 11. 

    Also announced this week: Sam Amidon will be coming to the United States to join The Weather Station on its East Coast tour in early 2021, with shows in Boston, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, DC, and Carrboro, North Carolina. Amidon has solo shows in Copenhagen and London this month, takes part in Kronos Quartet's online festival this coming weekend, and takes part in the WOMAD Festival in July. See below for those details as well, and visit nonesuch.com/on-tour for all the latest.

    Joachim Cooder, on his 2020 Nonesuch Records debut album, Over That Road I’m Bound, uses the plain-spoken songs of country-music progenitor and banjo player Uncle Dave Macon as a jumping off point, tinkering with the lyrics and reworking melodies for his chosen instrument: an electric mbira. Cooder culled songs from Macon’s vast catalog and recorded them with his band and special guests: Ry Cooder, Rayna Gellert, Juliette Commagere, Sam Gendel, Glenn Patscha, Amir Yaghmai, Dan Gellert, and Vieux Farka Touré. "Warm, uplifting, and quietly spectacular," says Uncut. "A buoyant and joyful long-player," says Mojo.

    On Sam Amidon's 2020 self-titled album, which he produced and considers the fullest realization to date of his artistic vision, he performs radical reworkings of mostly traditional folk songs with his frequent band, multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily and drummer Chris Vatalaro, along with saxophonist and label mate Sam Gendel, guitarist Bert Cools, bassist Ruth Goller, and Amidon’s wife, Beth Orton, who adds vocals on three songs.

    JOACHIM COODER + SAM AMIDON ON TOUR

    Nov 11 De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill
    Nov 12 Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre London
    Nov 13 Apex Bury St Edmunds
    Nov 15 St George's Bristol
    Nov 16 The Haymarket Basingstoke
    Nov 17 Town Hall Birmingham
    Nov 20 Howard Assembly Room, Grand Theatre Leeds
    Nov 21 RNCM Manchester
         

    SAM AMIDON ON TOUR

    Jun 9 Xenon Copenhagen
    Jun 11 Kronos Festival online
    Jun 20 The Lexington London
    Jul 22–25 WOMAD Festival Charlton Park
         
    Jan 26 Brighton Music Hall* Allston, MA
    Jan 28 Music Hall of Williamsburg* Brooklyn, NY
    Jan 29 The Music Hall at World Cafe Live* Philadelphia, PA
    Jan 30 Union Stage* Washington, DC
    Feb 1 Cat's Cradle, The ArtsCenter* Carrboro, NC
         

    *w/The Weather Station

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Joachim Cooder, Sam Amidon to Tour England in November; Amidon to Tour US in January with The Weather Station

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Nonesuch Records label mates Joachim Cooder and Sam Amidon will tour England together this November around their EFG London Jazz Festival concert at Queen Elizabeth Hall on November 12. The ten-day tour includes shows in Bexhill, Bury St Edmunds, Bristol, Basingstoke, Birmingham, Leeds, and Manchester. Amidon will be coming to the US to join The Weather Station on its East Coast tour in early 2021, with shows in Boston, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, DC, and Carrboro, North Carolina.

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Nonesuch Records label mates Joachim Cooder and Sam Amidon have announced a tour of England together this November around their EFG London Jazz Festival concert at Queen Elizabeth Hall on November 12. The ten-day tour includes shows in Bexhill, Bury St Edmunds, Bristol, Basingstoke, Birmingham, and Leeds, culminating at RNCM in Manchester on November 21. See below for detail and tickets, which go on sale this Friday, June 11. 

Also announced this week: Sam Amidon will be coming to the United States to join The Weather Station on its East Coast tour in early 2021, with shows in Boston, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, DC, and Carrboro, North Carolina. Amidon has solo shows in Copenhagen and London this month, takes part in Kronos Quartet's online festival this coming weekend, and takes part in the WOMAD Festival in July. See below for those details as well, and visit nonesuch.com/on-tour for all the latest.

Joachim Cooder, on his 2020 Nonesuch Records debut album, Over That Road I’m Bound, uses the plain-spoken songs of country-music progenitor and banjo player Uncle Dave Macon as a jumping off point, tinkering with the lyrics and reworking melodies for his chosen instrument: an electric mbira. Cooder culled songs from Macon’s vast catalog and recorded them with his band and special guests: Ry Cooder, Rayna Gellert, Juliette Commagere, Sam Gendel, Glenn Patscha, Amir Yaghmai, Dan Gellert, and Vieux Farka Touré. "Warm, uplifting, and quietly spectacular," says Uncut. "A buoyant and joyful long-player," says Mojo.

On Sam Amidon's 2020 self-titled album, which he produced and considers the fullest realization to date of his artistic vision, he performs radical reworkings of mostly traditional folk songs with his frequent band, multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily and drummer Chris Vatalaro, along with saxophonist and label mate Sam Gendel, guitarist Bert Cools, bassist Ruth Goller, and Amidon’s wife, Beth Orton, who adds vocals on three songs.

JOACHIM COODER + SAM AMIDON ON TOUR

Nov 11 De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill
Nov 12 Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre London
Nov 13 Apex Bury St Edmunds
Nov 15 St George's Bristol
Nov 16 The Haymarket Basingstoke
Nov 17 Town Hall Birmingham
Nov 20 Howard Assembly Room, Grand Theatre Leeds
Nov 21 RNCM Manchester
     

SAM AMIDON ON TOUR

Jun 9 Xenon Copenhagen
Jun 11 Kronos Festival online
Jun 20 The Lexington London
Jul 22–25 WOMAD Festival Charlton Park
     
Jan 26 Brighton Music Hall* Allston, MA
Jan 28 Music Hall of Williamsburg* Brooklyn, NY
Jan 29 The Music Hall at World Cafe Live* Philadelphia, PA
Jan 30 Union Stage* Washington, DC
Feb 1 Cat's Cradle, The ArtsCenter* Carrboro, NC
     

*w/The Weather Station

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