Sam Amidon’s CHICKEN… Reissued

Sam Amidon’s CHICKEN… Reissued

OMNIVORE RECORDINGS TO REISSUE SAM AMIDON’S BUT THIS CHICKEN PROVED FALSEHEARTED TOMORROW

AMIDON’S OUT-OF-PRINT 2007 DEBUT OFFERED FOR FIRST TIME ON VINYL; CD REISSUE INCLUDES 10 BONUS TRACKS FROM ORIGINAL RECORDING SESSION

US TOUR DATES WITH SAN FERMIN ARE UNDERWAY

Los Angeles — December 3, 2015 — Omnivore Recordings reissues singer and multi-instrumentalist Sam Amidon’s debut recording But This Chicken Proved Falsehearted tomorrow. Originally released in 2007, the long out-of-print debut body of work will now be available on CD and digital, and for the first time, on vinyl. The CD and digital format include 10 bonus tracks recorded during the original session. The initial vinyl pressing is available in limited quantities on translucent blue vinyl, with black vinyl to follow. All LPs include a download of the complete offering of original and bonus tracks.
Recorded in 2005 at Amidon’s then-home in Harlem, NY, with friend and collaborator Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman), But This Chicken Proved Falsehearted introduced the world to Amidon’s unique talents as a composer/arranger, singer and musician; talents which have, in recent years, garnered praise from The New York Times, The Guardian, NPR and more. But This Chicken… features Amidon’s reimaginings of traditional American folksongs as well as a diverse array of covers, including Tears for Fears “Head Over Heels” and Mississippi John Hurt’s “Louis Collins.”
“At night I would drink whiskey and record solo versions of the songs onto a Pro Tools setup (Thomas and I) were borrowing from a friend, and which neither of us really knew how to use,” Amidon said. “The final vocal and guitar take was generally the one where I got through the whole song without messing up the guitar part. Then Thomas would come home late, wake up the next day and tell me to go take a long walk. I would walk out into the park for an hour or two and come back to find what he had added.”
“This is an album of total discovery,” Amidon added. “Every sound is being played for the first time. It reflects both the solitude of that particular time and our musical collaboration in a moment of great change.”
Amidon plays a series of US tour dates this month with the chamber pop ensemble San Fermin. A complete list of tour dates follows.

Sam Amidon created teaser video (featuring Sam & Arthur Amidon)

Sam featured on Chicago’s WBEZ


Omnivore Recordings promotional trailer

But This Chicken Proved Falsehearted track listing:
Falsehearted Chicken
True Born Sons Of Levi
Interlude
Head Over Heels
1842
Interlude #2
Another Man Done Gone
Louis Collins
Interlude #3
Roll On John
Rocky Island
Tribulation
Oh Where

Bonus Tracks:
Louis Collins
Bourbon And Levi
Another Man Done Gone
Tribulation
The Moon Shines Bright, The Stars The Give Light
Head Over Heels
Bourbon And 1842
Rocky Island
Won’t Turn Back
Saro Bounce

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT:
omnivorerecordings.com, samamidon.com, facebook.com/samamidonmusic
or follow @samamidon on Twitter

photo by Piper Ferguson

Sam Amidon US Tour Dates – supporting San Fermin

Dec 3 The Ballroom Hamden, CT

Dec 4 Columbus Theatre Providence, RI

Dec 5 MASS MoCA North Adams, MA

Dec 6 La Sala Rossa Montreal, QC

Dec 7 L’Anti Quebec City, QC

Dec 9 Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, ON

Dec 10 Founders Brewing Co. Grand Rapids, MI

Dec 11 The Basement Columbus, OH

Dec 12 Exit I, Nashville, TN

Dec 14 The Earl Atlanta, GA

Dec 15 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC

Dec 16 9:30 Club Washington, D.C.

Dec 17 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY

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