Sam Amidon

Collective Concerts Presents (early show)

Sam Amidon

Hobson's Choice

Fri, October 6, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm

The Drake Hotel

Toronto, ON

$17.50

This event is 19 and over

Advance tickets also available at Rotate This & Soundscapes 

Sam Amidon
Sam Amidon
Sam Amidon thought he had a pretty good idea what direction his new album Lily-O was going to go. Then he started recording it. Due Sept. 30 on Nonesuch Records, what turned out to be a collection of distinctive, enveloping songs rooted in folk music didn't begin that way at all.

In fact, the Vermont-born singer, guitarist, fiddler and banjo player had initially envisioned an album based more on the improvisational material he and jazz guitar great Bill Frisell developed together a couple of years ago while touring New England as a duo.

"I thought it was going to be a much more instrumental, weird album of fiddle stuff and snatches of melodies and a little bit of singing, but really strange," Amidon says. "I didn't set out for this album to be as much of a songs record as it ended up being."
Venue Information:
The Drake Hotel
1150 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON, M6J 1J3
http://www.thedrakehotel.ca/