Concerts & Events

Sunday, April 29, 2018  ♦  8:00 PM

Sam Amidon

with special guest James Elkington

4545 N Lincoln Ave · The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall · 773.728.6000

  • $22 General Public
  • $20 Members
  • Sam Amidon

    The Following Mountain is the newest solo album by experimental folk artist, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Sam Amidon. Created with producer Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Regina Spektor) and Amidon's frequent collaborator Shahzad Ismaily, it 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.

    “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."

    James Elkington

    “Jim is a great guitarist and a tremendous, empathetic listener.” – Richard Thompson

    “On Wintres Woma, guitarist James Elkington reemerges at age 46 as an acoustic fingerpicking hero with a proper solo debut—an album that is at once beautiful, complex, and assured. Where plenty of guitarists have rediscovered themselves in the transition from electric bands to acoustic-minded singledom, such as Pelt's Jack Rose and Cul de Sac's Glenn Jones, Elkington stands apart among the wave of 21st century guitar soloists.” – Pitchfork

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000