Sam Amidon

Collective Concerts Presents

Sam Amidon

Charlotte Cornfield

Sun, April 1, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm

Rivoli

Toronto, ON

$18.50

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."
Charlotte Cornfield
Charlotte Cornfield
Her songwriting is ravenous. Even here, in uneasy happiness, [Charlotte] sounds like she will wolf down her life as fast as she is able. The windfalls, the crises, the concerts, the chance encounters – she’ll sprint through them all, collecting burs. This is work in the tradition of Dylan or Townes Van Zandt” Sean Michaels, The Globe And Mail
Venue Information:
Rivoli
334 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON, M5V 2A4
http://www.rivoli.ca/