Sam Amidon

Sam Amidon – “Juma Mountain”

The experimental folk musician has built his career by covering and reshaping old songs, usually folk-music traditionals. But on his new album The Following Mountain,…
Tom Breihan | March 29, 2017 - 12:09 pm

Sam Amidon – “Correspondence” (Feat. Inga)

Believe it or not, we are only 39 days into the Trump administration, which means we're 39 days into the anti-Trump charity compilation Our First…
Chris DeVille | February 27, 2017 - 12:11 pm

Anti-Trump Charity Project Offers 100 New Songs From Artists Like Angel Olsen, Mitski, Toro Y Moi, & Mountain Goats

Our First 100 Days is a charity project that will release one new song per day for the first 100 days of Donald Trump's presidency.
James Rettig | January 13, 2017 - 11:45 am

The Westerlies – “Saro” (Arr. Sam Amidon & Nico Muhly)

Well, normally I don't do this, but, uh, go 'head on and break 'em off with a little preview of the traditionally arranged British ballad.
Chris DeVille | August 16, 2016 - 11:28 am

Photos: Pickathon 2015

Pickathon took place this past weekend at Pendarvis Farm in Oregon's Happy Valley. Ty Segall performed with Wand as a backing band, alongside Ex Hey,…
Stereogum | August 3, 2015 - 2:48 pm

Sam Amidon – “Blue Mountains” Video

The photograph on the cover of Sam Amidon's latest album, last year's Lily-O, shows a couple of young girls sitting in a sun-soaked pasture, innocent…
Aaron Lindenberg | April 20, 2015 - 3:04 pm

Nick Cave, Courtney Love, Devendra Banhart, And A Million Others Paid Messy Tribute To Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl” In L.A.

It was an unusually wet evening in Los Angeles, and soggy Allen Ginsberg fans lined up outside the Theatre at the Ace Hotel to celebrate…
Molly Bergen | April 8, 2015 - 11:13 am

Sam Amidon – “Walkin’ Boss” (Stereogum Premiere)

Sam Amidon has carved out an impressive discography reinterpreting everything from public domain folk tunes to R. Kelly hits in his uniquely hypnotic style. He'll…
Chris DeVille | August 7, 2014 - 10:58 am

Red Hot + Arthur Russell Tracklist Features Sufjan Stevens, Robyn, Blood Orange, Hot Chip, & More

For decades now, the Red Hot Organization has been raising money for AIDS awareness by putting together finely curated compilations, and their next one could…
Tom Breihan | July 15, 2014 - 11:08 am

Doveman – “The Burgundy Stain” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Doveman collaborator and cohort Sam Amidon, who we last heard singing on "Angel's Share," directed this intimate video for "The Burgundy Stain," another track from…
Brandon Stosuy | September 24, 2010 - 1:27 pm

Sam Amidon – “Relief” (R. Kelly Cover)

Although Sam Amidon's frequently contributed banjo and guitar to the whispered elegance of Thomas Bartlett's Doveman project, he's a fiddler first, and a man with…
Amrit Singh | April 6, 2010 - 5:13 pm

New Doveman – “Angel’s Share” (Stereogum Premiere)

We've heard The Conformist's quietly exultant opener "Breathing Out." Those familiar with Thomas Bartlett's project know that as Doveman, Bartlett rarely raises his voice…
Brandon Stosuy | October 15, 2009 - 9:14 am

New Sam Amidon Video – “Saro”

We've been enjoying Brooklyn songwriter and Doveman homie Sam Amidon's forthcoming All Is Well, so we were happy to see the Jeremy Blatter-concocted, found footage-filled…
Stereogum | January 15, 2008 - 12:23 pm

Grizzly Bear & Doveman Strip Down Eighties Hits

Two of our favorite '05 discoveries tide over fans with under-the-radar releases, both of which include interesting takes on synth-heavy '80s megahits. First up:…
Scott Lapatine | March 23, 2006 - 11:45 am