Dramatically revising a wide range of vintage folk material, New York-based Sam Amidon seriously blurs the lines between traditional and contemporary. Amidon, who grew up singing and playing fiddle and banjo in his parents' Vermont folkie community, essentially splinters Appalachian ballads, old hymns, children's songs from the Georgia Sea Islands, and at least one R. Kelly tune, reassembling them with fresh angularities and skewed... More >>>