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 Sigurðsson.

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 – 2012 Australian Tour

Thursday, 19th January, 2012
Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
with special guests Otouto

Tix from,, Northcote Social Box Office: ph: (03) 9486 1677, in person at the Corner Box Office (57 Swan 11am-8pm Mon-Sat)

Also appearing at Sydney Festival and as support for Beth Orton’s Australian Tour in 2012.