Concert Reviews

Sam Amidon at Drake Hotel

Back in Toronto’s stylish Drake Hotel’s underground after about two years, Sam Amidon, son of folk artists Peter and Mary Alice Amidon, isn’t your usual folk artist. A multi instrumentalist on the road with his trio to promote his latest album, Lily-o, Sam Amidon took his Torontonian audience on a deep, emotional, and fun ride constructed by nostalgia, love, wine, long walks, and the character that he has inherited and understood so well, expressed through the combination of his voice, guitar, banjo, violin, humor, and all American spirit that takes the audience to a familiar place where less is more, and the words are the building blocks of a more personal story, a life lesson, or simply a perspective.

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Photographer, and Senior Music Writer at Live in Limbo. Agah is a musician, sound designer, and hobbyist writer & photographer. He is a voting member of the Recording Academy (GRAMMY Awards), and former voting member and judge of CARAS (JUNO Awards).