Sam Amidon NY Times Review – New Peak at CMJ – Performing Big Ears Festival 2015 w/ Laurie Anderson, Jamie XX & more
The New York Times called Sam Amidon‘s Lily-O a “hauntingly beautiful new album.” They give credit to collaborator and esteemed guitarist Bill Frisell, who helps bring the spirit of Lily-O to life. Nevertheless, it is Amidon‘s compelling voice and lyrics that shine the most on the new album. On the last track “Devotion”, “Mr. Amidon’s calm, self-contained voice arrives a minute into the song…The lyrics welcome death as a doorway, turning in earnest toward eternity, and Mr. Amidon sings them evenly, building each new phrase upon the last.” The “album’s most moving performance” though, comes from “Your Long Journey”, where “Mr. Amidon sings in a muted voice, trusting the lyrics to make their own impression.” Read the review in full here.
Sam Amidon will be performing at Big Ears Festival next year alongside Laurie Anderson, Jamie xx, Swans, and more. For more info, click here.
He reached yet another peak on the Radio 200 chart at #94! It is not too late to round up support for Lily-O. Give it a push today!