Sam Amidon was born and raised in Brattleboro, Vermont by folk musicians Peter and Mary Alice Amidon, taking up the fiddle at the extremely young age of 3 years old. He has released three albums of radically re-worked folksongs: But This Chicken Proved Falsehearted, recorded at his then-home of Harlem in 2006 with Thomas Bartlett; followed by All Is Well in 2008 and, most recently, I See The Sign in 2010 – both recorded in Iceland with producer Valgeir SigurĂ°sson.

Bringing a calm vocal to his work, along with a vast collection of instrumental talent [playing banjo and guitar in addition to the aforementioned fiddle], Sam Amidon puts folk classics in a new light. His creative aptitude has yielded collaborations with artists such as Nico Muhly, Thomas Bartlett, Beth Orton, Shahzad Ismaily, Glen Hansard, and Bill Frisell.

Sam Amidon is currently London-based and finishing work on a new album but is about to fly to us for appearances at Sydney Festival and onstage as Beth Orton’s Australian support. You can catch him in Melbourne at the Northcote Social Club on January 19 for a single headline show.

Either buy yourself a ticket right here or enter our sweet competition for a chance to get you there for free!

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