5/26/2017

Sam Amidon's The Following Mountain Out Today

SAM AMIDON’S THE FOLLOWING MOUNTAIN
OUT TODAY ON NONESUCH RECORDS
"The folk singer enlists an elite, dynamic group of players for an album deconstructed from a master jam session, naturally creating his most jazz-forward release to date.” -Pitchfork
New York, NY — May 26, 2017 — The Following Mountain, the newest solo albumby experimental folk artist, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Sam Amidon, is out today on Nonesuch Records.
Created with producer Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Regina Spektor) and Amidon’s frequent collaborator Shahzad Ismaily, The Following Mountain represents a new approach for Amidon, who shifts here from his previous norm of re-working traditional folk songs and presents nine wholly original compositions, with some lyrics drawing on traditional sources. The album features a rare guest appearance by drummer Milford Graves, known initially for his work in the 1960s with free jazz legends Albert Ayler and Sonny Sharrock, as well as guest appearances by percussionist Juma Sultan (Jimi Hendrix) and saxophonist Sam Gendel.
A full album stream can be found in this promo link, and a video for the album track “Blackbird” is HERE.
“The Following Mountain is a walk through the thickets of the imagination,” Amidon said, “... a personal mythology of sounds and visions and characters. It is my first album of original music, but is still linked to the Appalachian music I love, as well as improvisation, beats, Don Cherry, Vermont, London."
The Following Mountain is Amidon’s sixth album and follows Lily-O, his 2014 Nonesuch Records collaboration with guitarist Bill Frisell.  
  The Following Mountain Track List
 Fortune
Ghosts
Juma Mountain
Another One Gone
Gendel in 5
Blackbird
Trouble In Mind
Warren

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT:
nonesuch.com, samamidon.com, facebook.com/samamidonmusic or follow @samamidon on Twitter and Instagram
Sam Amidon Tour Dates 
 
June 14LPR Presents: Union PoolBrooklyn, NYTICKETS
June 16-17​Eaux Claires ​Eau Claire, WITICKETS
July 8Clonmel Junction FestivalTipperary, IETICKETS
Aug 5BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!Brooklyn, NYFREE
Oct 26 Union ChapelLondon, UKTICKETS
Oct 28 Forum Freies TheaterDusseldorf, DETICKETS
Oct 29NochtspeicherHamburg, DETICKETS
Oct 30PrivatclubBerlin, DETICKETS
Nov 1Espace BParis, FRTICKETS
Nov 4AB ClubBrussels, BETICKETS
Nov 5BitterzoetAmsterdam, NLTICKETS
Nov 7Whelan'sDublin, IETICKETS

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