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SAM AMIDON
with Lotion Princess

Songbyrd Presents
Downstairs, All Ages


DOORS: 7:00 PM // SHOW: 8:00 PM

$15 / $18
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Songbyrd Presents

Tuesday December 10, 2019

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In his decade-long career as a recording and touring musician, singer and multi-instrumentalist (banjo, guitar, fiddle) Sam Amidon has always managed to create work that’s utterly original, even when, as on previous discs, he was digging through the sounds and stories of traditional American music.

On his latest project, Amidon says: “Fatal Flower Garden is my tribute to the elusive spirit of Harry Smith and to his wondrous Anthology of American Folk Music. Harry Smith believed in the secret connections and mysteries that existed in culture ... whether it was the feeling of Thelonious Monk’s rhythmic phrasing; the patterns in string games and Ukrainian egg painting designs; the wild fiddle tunes; or the epic folk ballads. He understood American Folk Music to be a wildly heterogeneous category that included multiple cultural, racial, and linguistic elements.”

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Lotion Princess makes hypnotic indie pop out of Washington, DC. An "aural form of a cathartic walk in the woods" (DCist).