A night of contemporary folk music with Sam Amidon and Rachel Sermanni
On Saturday 16th November, Opus & Now Then present a night of immersive, contemporary folk music, with Sam Amidon and Rachel Sermanni billed together at the Merlin Theatre.
Sam Amidon is an American multi-instrumentalist and singer from Vermont, with a prolific discography of 8 albums released since his career in folk music began in 2001. His next LP ‘The Fatal Flower Garden’ is scheduled for release this November, a tribute to Harry Smith and his ‘Anthology of American Folk Music’ - a compilation of 1920s and 30s folk drawn from his extensive collection of 78 rpm records. Amidon’s “highly personal approach opens a window on the American past and lets us feel it like nothing else around.” (NPR All Things Considered).
Accompanying Amidon is Rachel Sermanni, a Scottish musician rooted in folk with a contemporary edge, whose songwriting has been described as ‘‘Unnervingly pretty and graceful’’ (NME), and ‘so full of intricacies that it continues to reward with every listen, allows you to lose yourself in it’s stories’ (The Line of Best Fit).BUY TICKETS