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Sam Amidon, who is currently leading a US headline tour, is on the latest episode of BBC World Service’s Music Life along with Brìghde Chaimbeul, Rhodri Davies, and Linda Buckley. They discuss the roles of tradition and place in music, and what they might think about when performing. You can hear their conversation here.

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Sam Amidon, who is currently leading a US headline tour, is on the latest episode of BBC World Service’s Music Life along with Brìghde Chaimbeul, Rhodri Davies, and Linda Buckley. They discuss the roles of tradition and place in music, and what they might think about when performing. You can hear their conversation via Spotify and Apple Music here:

Amidon stopped in New York City on Friday to celebrate the tenth anniversary of his 2014 Nonesuch album, Lily-O, with a sold-out performance at (Le) Poisson Rouge. He was joined by Bill Frisell, Shahzad Ismaily, and Chris Vatalaro—all of whom played on the album—for the special anniversary concert. Amidon then resumed his tour at Club Passim in Cambridge on Saturday. The tour heads to the West Coast next weekend, with shows in Los Angeles (including one with Sam Gendel), San Francisco, Portland (with Laura Veirs), and Seattle. He returns to London to join a celebration of songs by Joni Mitchell at the Roundhouse and to perform with the Aurora Orchestra at Kings Place later this month. For details and tickets, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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.

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Sam Amidon: BBC World Service's 'Music Life,' March 2024
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    Listen: Sam Amidon on BBC World Service's 'Music Life'

    Sam Amidon, who is currently leading a US headline tour, is on the latest episode of BBC World Service’s Music Life along with Brìghde Chaimbeul, Rhodri Davies, and Linda Buckley. They discuss the roles of tradition and place in music, and what they might think about when performing. You can hear their conversation via Spotify and Apple Music here:

    Amidon stopped in New York City on Friday to celebrate the tenth anniversary of his 2014 Nonesuch album, Lily-O, with a sold-out performance at (Le) Poisson Rouge. He was joined by Bill Frisell, Shahzad Ismaily, and Chris Vatalaro—all of whom played on the album—for the special anniversary concert. Amidon then resumed his tour at Club Passim in Cambridge on Saturday. The tour heads to the West Coast next weekend, with shows in Los Angeles (including one with Sam Gendel), San Francisco, Portland (with Laura Veirs), and Seattle. He returns to London to join a celebration of songs by Joni Mitchell at the Roundhouse and to perform with the Aurora Orchestra at Kings Place later this month. For details and tickets, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    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.

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