Sam Amidon, Little Wings take part in Noise Pop’s newest series at Swedish American Hall

Sam Amidon

Sam Amidon

By Diana Cordero //

Sam Amidon & Little Wings //
Swedish American Hall – San Francisco
July 28th, 2015 //

The people over at Noise Pop have created a series of events called Noise Pop Headquarters (NPHQ) that are held at the Swedish American Music Hall, a venue, despite it being quite intimate and special, often missed by the SF audience when it comes to enjoying live music.

On Tuesday night, the place was mesmerized by the influence of Vermont troubadour and multi-instrumentalist Sam Amidon, who was fighting a cold (he seemed to be having a hard time with his throat) but was able to amuse the crowd with his soundscapes of deep-folk storytelling — even at the relatively young age of 34. And if you’ve never heard of him, The New York Observer introduced Amidon, now based in Los Angeles, best by writing, “Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Sam Amidon: spokesman for the new, weird America.”

Co-headlining the show was Little Wings, a musical project led by Kyle Field, who is also a troubadour from California by way of Alabama (read our interview with him here) and best known for his past collaborations with M. Ward and Feist. Surprisingly enough, Little Wings’ set prompted fans to get out of their seats and dance for a while. With the now-shrinking SF hippie community making an appearance to sing and dance along with its peer, it made the intimate evening that much more special.

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