Sam Amidon

Critics' pick
Photograph: Michael Wilson
Sam Amidon

As an interpreter of folk songs, Sam Amidon is as fearless as they come. His repertoire, plucked largely from the kitchens and front porches of Appalachia and his native Vermont, maintains a fingerpicked core, updated with his own melodic phrasing and subtly shifting rhythms. Newly inked to Nonesuch, he celebrates his label debut, Bright Sunny South, with a crack band of regular collaborators and top-secret special guests.

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