samamidon-all-is-well.jpgLast night was a rather magical affair in the Union Chapel where composer Nico Muhly and friends (which included Bjork producer Valgeir Sigurðsson, Doveman and Sam Amidon) entertained the enthusiastic crowd. Muhly is a prolific young NYC based composer who has released two albums on the Bedroom Community label and recently completed the soundtrack for the film The Reader. Unfortunately for Muhly, avant garde country singer Sam Amidon stole the show with his commanding stage presence (which included some hypnotic interpretive dancing), subtle guitar playing and heartfelt voice. A highlight was his song All Is Well, the title track from his most recent album. The song slowly built up around his voice and guitar as drums, piano and trombone filled the chapel with a heavenly, joyful noise.

Sam Amidon -All Is Well