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Bright Sunny South


Download links and information about Bright Sunny South by Sam Amidon. This album was released in 2013 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 35:12 minutes.

Artist: Sam Amidon
Release date: 2013
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 11
Duration: 35:12
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No. Title Length
1. Bright Sunny South 4:23
2. I Wish I Wish 2:47
3. Short Life 3:01
4. My Old Friend 2:44
5. He's Taken My Feet 4:32
6. Pharaoh 4:10
7. As I Roved Out 3:44
8. Shake It Off 1:54
9. Groundhog 0:46
10. Streets of Derry 3:54
11. Weeping Mary 3:17



Sam Amidon is a modern folk singer who can sound like Bert Jansch leading an indie pop band (during a cover of Tim McGraw's "My Old Friend") or like Alasdair Roberts at the piano (for a desolate read of Mariah Carey's "Shake It Off"). Most of his time, though, he's scouring public domain files for obscure folk songs that he can bring to life with sometimes arty, sometimes spare arrangements. "He's Taken My Feet" adds jazz trumpeter Kenny Wheeler for few bars of jazz inflection here and there, while Amidon finds a small band to bring the solemn hymn into a dissonant rage for its unexpected second half. Flashes of Terry Reid (circa his excellent 1973 album River) transform "Pharaoh" into a bucolic beauty of great tenderness and extend through the fiddle-enhanced "Streets of Derry." A manic banjo matches the field holler that drives "As I Roved Out," while the album comes full circle with "Weeping Mary," a powerful tune that Amidon's parents recorded as part of a group that was signed to the same record label 36 years earlier.