Studio Sessions

Sam Amidon On World Cafe

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Set List

  • "Short Life"
  • "As I Rode Out On A Cold Winter's Night"
  • "Weeping Mary"
  • "My Old Friend"

Sam Amidon grew up surrounded by music, from playing fiddle with his parents in Vermont to finding a best friend in musician and arranger Thomas Bartlett (a.k.a. Doveman).

On his fourth album, Bright Sunny South, Amidon draws from a variety of traditional folk material, weaving it into his own mesmerizing compositions. With the help of Bartlett as a bandmate and producer, several tracks on the new album go beyond tradition to include free-jazz influences, as well as a cover of Tim McGraw's "My Old Friend."

World Cafe Playlist for August 6, 2013

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