Sam Amidon's New Solo Album 'The Following Mountain' Out Today

The Following Mountain, the newest solo album by 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



Juma Mountain

Another One Gone

Gendel in 5


Trouble In Mind



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Sam Amidon Tour Dates

June 14 LPR Presents: Union Pool Brooklyn, NY TICKETS
June 16-17? Eaux Claires ? Eau Claire, WI TICKETS
July 8 Clonmel Junction Festival Tipperary, IE TICKETS
Aug 5 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Brooklyn, NY FREE
Oct 26 Union Chapel London, UK TICKETS
Oct 28 Forum Freies Theater Dusseldorf, DE TICKETS
Oct 29 Nochtspeicher Hamburg, DE TICKETS
Oct 30 Privatclub Berlin, DE TICKETS
Nov 1 Espace B Paris, FR TICKETS
Nov 4 AB Club Brussels, BE TICKETS
Nov 5 Bitterzoet Amsterdam, NL TICKETS
Nov 7 Whelan's Dublin, IE TICKETS

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