Sam Amidon with inBOIL

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 7:30pm

Seated show

Sam Amidon in a forest

Sam Amidon returns to The Cedar in support of his new album Bright Sunny South (Nonesuch). The folk songs, shape-note hymns, and country ballads that Amidon performs deal on the surface with the darkest, most fundamental of issues—the specter of death, the looming clouds of war, unquenchable longing, unrequited love. Yet there is beauty and comfort in these time-tested words and well-worn melodies and in Amidon’s simple, emotionally direct delivery of these songs.

Independently-minded freak folk artist inBOIL opens.

Ticket options and info

  • On sale date: now
  • Phone: 612-338-2674 ext 0 between 12 noon and 4pm ($2 fee per ticket)
  • In person: From a Cedar volunteer in the front lobby during events (no fee; cash, check, credit card), Depth of Field (no fee; cash or check only), or Electric Fetus (approximately $2 fee)
  • Online: Ticketweb (typically $2--$3 fee/ticket) (click on red Buy Tickets button at top of this page)
  • The Cedar is an all ages venue
  • Students with ID, seniors over 65, and children under 12 may purchase tickets at a discount at the door.
Sam Amidon in a forest
Raised in Vermont by folk-musician parents and a regular performer in New York City’s blossoming indie-chamber music scene, Sam Amidon sings, and plays fiddle, banjo and guitar. Gliding easily from traditional folk to free jazz, Amidon recently has been...
inBOIL with head superimposed on guitar body
With solid blues and folk roots, inBOIL both respects the themes of these styles, singing the lament of the working man or the complaints of the newly single, and rejuvenates them, with self-consciously modern lyrics that are never less than charming and...

Major Funders

NEA logoThe McKnight FoundationTargetMinnesota State Arts BoardThis activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota