Amidon, Sam

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Amidon, Sam Gender: M
Samuel Tear Amidon
born on 3 June 1981 at 07:50 (= 07:50 AM )
Place Brattleboro, Vermont, 42n51, 72w34
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 12°48' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 27°02 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 17°38'

Sam Amidon (at the Moers Festival 2016)
photo: Harald Krichel, license cc-by-sa-4.0


American folk artist whose first album of songs, But This Chicken Proved False Hearted (2007, reissued on CD and LP in 2015), was made with longtime collaborator Thomas Bartlett, aka Doveman.

His other albums include Solo Fiddle (2001), All Is Well (2008), I See the Sign (2010), Bright Sunny South (2013), Lily-O (2014) and The Following Mountain (2017).

His parents are folk artists Peter Amidon and Mary Alice Amidon. His younger brother, Stefan Amidon, is a professional drummer who performs with The Sweetback Sisters among other groups.

Amidon is married to musician Beth Orton. They have a son, Arthur, born in 2011. Based in London, the musicians lived in Los Angeles for several years before returning to the UK.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Doveman (born 13 October 1981). Notes: Music collaborators

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided copy of birth certificate.


  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One son)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (USA to England)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Folk Music
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (Popcorn Behavior; Doveman; Stars Like Fleas)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Guitar, banjo, fiddle)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Folk)