Giveaway: Sam Amidon, Little Wings at the Swedish

Photo by Terry Magson Sam Amidon manages to accomplish something that not every folk musician can. His music can move seamlessly from upbeat, intricate finger-picking to serene, floating melodies, all without compromising a true sense of self. As you move through his arrangements, there's no doubt of who you're listening to, or of what he is trying to accomplish - which, in the end, is a unique and stunning tribute to traditional folk music. On tour in support of his latest release, Lily-O (out now via Nonesuch), Sam Amidon will be joined by SF's own Little Wings (always a lovely [...]

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Review: Sam Amidon + Chloe Makes Music @ Cafe du Nord 9/13

For the first time since I've been going to Cafe du Nord, it was silent during the sets. Since it was Monday, there wasn't a rowdy bar crowd and both Chloe Makes Music and Sam Amidon fully owned the quiet. Singer/songwriter Chloe set the tone for the evening with her spare and traveling songs, pairing the naive quality of her voice with minor chords and dark narratives. She played tunes from her upcoming release The Puppeteer which showcases her talent for wordplay and storytelling. Cellist Jen Grady (Adam Stephens, Emily Jane White) joined her, giving warm weight to Chloe's agile [...]

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