Lily O

As mentioned, in October Sam Amidon is releasing Lily-O, an album of reimagined folk songs featuring jazz legend and Bill Frisell on guitar, as well as frequent collaborators Shahzad Ismaily (he and Sam are both in Doveman's band) and drummer Chris Vatalaro. That's the cover art above.

Frisell and Ismaily will be joining Amidon for a few shows around the country, including Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 18 with Cy Dune (featuring Seth from Akron/Family). Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today (9/3) at noon with the general on-sale beginning Friday (9/5) at noon.

You may recall this is not the first time Amidon and Frisell have played togetther. That will be Sam's second big Brooklyn show in a month, as he plays BAM on September 20 with Kronos Quartet and more (tickets) as part of the "Nonesuch Records at BAM" celebration.

All tour dates are listed below...


Sam Amidon - 2014 Tour Dates
Sept 20 Brooklyn Academy of Music Brooklyn, NY
Sept 21 Mass MoCA North Adams, MA
Oct 11 Fremont Abbey Arts Center Seattle, WA ^
Oct 13 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA *!
Oct 14 Largo at the Coronet Los Angeles, CA^!
Oct 16 The Barns at Wolf Trap Vienna, VA*!
Oct 17 FringeArts Philadelphia, PA*
Oct 18 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY*!
Oct 20 The Parlor Room Northampton, MA^!
Nov 14 Whelans Dublin, Ireland
Nov 16 EFG London Jazz Festival London, United Kingdom
Nov 17 Paradiso Noord, Tolhuistuin Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov 20 Monarch Berlin, Germany
Nov 24 EL LOKAL Zurich, Switzerland
Nov 25 Basel at Parterre Basel, Switzerland
* denotes special guests Bill Frisell and Shahzad Ismaily
^ denotes special guest Shahzad Ismaily
! denotes support Cy Dune