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Josh Ritter, Sam Amidon

by The Staff on September 26, 2013

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Thursday


You already know about Josh Ritter, right, ‘cause he’s been here a bajillion times in the past couple years? OK, good. So, let’s talk about Sam Amidon, who will be supporting Ritter at his stop in Troy tonight. His parents are both prominent Vermont folkies, his brother is a drummer with the Sweetback Sisters, and he’s married to British singer-songwriter Beth Orton. It’s more than just pedigree. The fiddler and banjo player has taken his roots in old-time music and turned them into an experimental proposition, covering shape-note traditionals and Mariah Carey in nearly the same breath. (Sept. 26, 8 PM, $26-$29, 30 Second St., Troy, 273-0038)