A prolific multi-instrumentalist, Amidon employs his talents on vocals, guitar, fiddle, and the banjo as he takes the world of folk music to authentic yet often delightfully unorthodox territories. Hailing from Brattleboro, VT, Amidon came to Signal Kitchen to share his talents with a home-state crowd. Playing intimate guitar tunes alongside a bit of banjo and fiddle, sharing anecdotes with the audience, and even stopping at one point to read a bit of cheeky poetry, Amidon held our attention throughout the set as if we were conversing with an old friend. Releasing music since 2001, his career spans nearly 15 years and an impressive 7 albums. His latest album, Lily-O, is the sixth studio release in his catalog and confidently expresses the ever-growing maturity of his music. Favoring a collage-style writing process, Amidon’s selection of lyrics to accompany the beautifully haunting instrumental performances on the album gives a peek into the past, present, and future of folk music as he often combines the new and the old to create something entirely unique to his own style and character. Enjoy our recording of his performance at Signal Kitchen.
Producers: Alex Lalli, Dave DeCristo
Audio Engineer: Dave DeCristo