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Sam Amidon on World Cafe | August 6, 2013

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  • Terry Magson

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." (link)


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Hour 1

Chuck Prophet “Summertime Thing” No Other Love [EP]
JD McPherson “North Side Gal” Recorded Live for the World Café 
Preservation Hall Jazz Band “That’s It!” That’s It!
Taj Mahal “Squat that Rabbit” Like Never Before
Elvis Costello & The Roots “Walk Us Uptown” Wise Up Ghost
((Aloe Blacc "Take Me Back" Good Things))
Sam Amidon “Short Life” Recorded Live for the World Café
Sam Amidon “As I Rode Out on a Cold Winter’s Night” Recorded Live for the World Café 
Sam Amidon “Weeping Mary” Recorded Live for the World Café 
Sam Amidon “My Old Friend” Recorded Live for the World Café
((Sam Amidon "Short Life" Recorded Live for the World Café))
Typhoon “Young Fathers (Clean Edition)” White Lighter 
St. Vincent & David Byrne “Who” Love this Giant

Hour 2

The Stone Roses “Waterfall” The Stone Roses
John Fogherty “Old Man Down the Road” Centerfield
Houndmouth “On the Road” From the Hills Below the City
J.J. Cale “Magnolia” Special Edition
Emmylou Harris & The Nash Ramblers “Lodi” At the Ryman
((Titus Andronicus "Ecco Homo" Recorded Live for the World Café))
The Front Bottoms “Skeletons” Talon of the Hawk
Violent Femmes “Gone Daddy Gone” Violent Femmes
Velvet Underground “Beginning to See the Light” The Best of V.U.
Jason Isbell “Stockholm” Southeastern
Buffalo Springfield “Kind Woman” Retrospective
((Alla "Tu Vida" Es Tiempo))
Elastic Bond “Find a Way” Real
Steve Winwood “Why Can’t We Live Together” About Time 
Mavis Staples “Can You Get to That?” One True Vine
Moby “Run On” Play
((Beck "Broken Drum" Guero))