Friday, January 30, 2009

Cowboy Songs

Sam Amidon "Saro" (Removed upon request)

I'm not really one for posting a lot of personal stuff on this blog, mostly it's tour news, mp3s and the like. But I have to say, for some reason Vermont native Sam Amidon is really doing it for me today. His soft folk songs are some of the most authentic and true sounding American music compositions I've heard in a long time. They're slow, mournful and lonesome, recalling the American west at sundown or some snow storm out on the plains. Just wanted to let you all know that you should really check him out if you haven't. Amidon collaborates with a ton of amazing musicians like Nico Muhley, Olof Arnalds, Doveman, and Shahzad Ismaily. Amidon's newest record is called All is Well and he is coming to New York's Mercury Lounge with Anthallo on March 4th. See him shooting a can Townes Van Zandt style while singing shirtless after the jump. Yeah, he's a little out. UPDATE: "Saro" video also included ATJ.

cowboy song from Sam Amidon on Vimeo.


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