600 I Street Northwest
Washington, D.C., 20001
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
The Vermont-born and raised, London-based Amidon is known for his reworking of traditional melodies into a new form. In addition to country ballads and shape-note hymns, his new album "Bright Sunny South" features interpretations of traditional and contemporary songs, including Tim McGraw's 'My Old Friend' and Mariah Carey's 'Shake It Off.'
"It's official. Sam Amidon has burnt everything to the ground. It smells good, now that the rain has come. I can see the tips of blades rising." —Justin Vernon (Bon Iver)
"Very little of Amidon's material is 'original': a folk singer in the traditional sense, what he does is craft old songs in new ways… His originality impresses throughout…it is startling, moving stuff." —Guardian (UK)