Sam Amidon's "My Old Friend" - Today's Song of the Day - OurVinyl
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Sam Amidon’s “My Old Friend”

Song Of The Day

In celebration of his upcoming Nonesuch release Bright Sunny South, lend your ear to the new single “My Old Friend” by traditional folk musician Sam Amidon who has a knack for working a dark, sparse, haunting feel into songs that would otherwise turn out as straight ahead pastoral folk tunes in the hands of most other roots artists.  Known for judicious use of instrumental swells by his backing band, this track is no exception as Amidon carries the lion’s share of the track with vocals overlying quick fingerpicked guitar and when, one minute in, his band surges with him it doesn’t change the emotive delivery of Amidon’s subdued, falsetto infused voice.

Case Newsom
OurVinyl Senior Writer