Sam Amidon Releases New Video

Article Contributed by dBpm Records | Published on Monday, September 25, 2017

Singer, musician, and composer Sam Amidon embarks on a US tour later this week, beginning in Seattle, WA at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center on Saturday, in support of his latest Nonesuch Records release, The Following Mountain. Amidon, who presently resides in London, is returning to the States for his first extensive tour since 2014, and will perform concerts in Portland, OR, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boulder, CO, Chicago, Washington, D.C., New York, Portland, ME and more. He will be joined by multi-instrumentalist Chris Vatalaro and performing as a trio with a variety of accompanying musicians throughout.  A complete list of tour dates is below.

In other news, Amidon has again teamed with acclaimed video director John Hardwick (Noel Gallagher, Arctic Monkeys, Blur) for a new video for the song “Warren” from the current release. In it, a singing and occasionally dancing Amidon wanders his way through a wooded sunlit path — a setting that fans of Amidon’s and Hardwick’s previous collaboration, the 2013 video for  “As I Roved Out,” will find familiar. The video is available to view and share HERE.

The Following Mountain represents a new approach for Amidon, who shifts here from his previous norm of re-working traditional folk songs and presents nine wholly-original compositions, with some lyrics drawing on traditional sources. Created with producer Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Regina Spektor) and Amidon’s frequent collaborator Shahzad Ismaily, the album features guest appearances by drummer Milford Graves, percussionist Juma Sultan and saxophonist Sam Gendel.

Sam Amidon Tour Dates

Sep 23 Fremont Abbey Arts Center Seattle, WA
Sep 24 Mississippi Studios Portland, OR
Sep 26 Cafe Du Nord San Francisco, CA
Sep 27 Bootleg Theater Los Angeles, CA
Sep 29 Daniels Hall Denver, CO
Oct 1 eTown Boulder, CO
Oct 2 OutrSpaces Omaha, NE
Oct 3 Colectivo Coffee Milwaukee, WI
Oct 4 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
Oct 6 The Drake Hotel Toronto, ON
Oct 7 Yellow Couch House Show Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 8 Songbyrd Washington, D.C.
Oct 9 World Cafe Live Philadelphia, PA
Oct 10 Mercury Lounge New York, NY
Oct 11 The Half Moon Hudson, NY
Oct 12 The Parlor Room Northampton, MA
Oct 13 One Longfellow Square Portland, ME
Oct 14 United Methodist Church Winooski, VT
Oct 19 Scalateatern Källare Stockholm, SE
Oct 20 Café Mono Oslo, NO
Oct 22 Folk å Rock Malmo, SE
Oct 23 Atlas Aarhus, DK
Oct 24 Lille Vega Copenhagen, DK
Oct 26 Union Chapel London, UK
Oct 28 Forum Freies Theater Dusseldorf, DE
Oct 29 Nochtspeicher Hamburg, DE
Oct 30 Privatclub Berlin, DE
Nov 1 Espace B Paris, FR
Nov 2 Chäslage Stans, CH
Nov 3 Theater am Ring - Studio Saarlouis, DE
Nov 4 AB Club Brussels, BE
Nov 5 Bitterzoet Amsterdam, NL
Nov 7 Whelan's Dublin, IE
Nov 8 Cyprus Avenue Cork, IE
Nov 26 Lawrence Batley Theatre Huddersfield, UK
Dec 12 St. Mary's Church Guildford, UK