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Sam Amidon w/Doveman “Mary Weeping”
from The Burgundy Stain Sessions (Fri., January 14, 2011) w/Doveman aka Thomas Bartlett & Guests, featuring Beth Orton, St. Vincent, Glen Hansard, Dawn Landes, Sam Amidon and Nico Muhly, recorded as part of The Burgundy Stain Sessions live from Le Poisson Rouge NYC.

Popcorn Behavior was hailing from Brattleboro, Vermont. The two principal members, pianist Thomas Bartlett and fiddler Sam Amidon, were 16 years old. Stefan Amidon, the group’s percussionist, was 13 in 1998.

Sharon Van Etten – Love More
Sharon Van Etten – Save Yourself (demo)

Brooklyn’s singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten has announced the release of her second full-length “Epic,” is due out October 5th via Ba Da Bing Records.  It was recorded at Philly’s Miner Street Studios and features Meg Baird (Espers), Cat Martino and Jessica Larrabee (She Keeps Bees). 

Sharon Van Etten – I Couldn’t Save You
Califone – Ro (feat. Orso)
Sam Amidon – Cabin in the Corner

Also, ‘ I Couldn’t Save you’ is an original song for Jagjaguwar’s first feature film release “The Builder” DVD which is due out on July 27th via Jagjaguwar. And Califone and Sam Amidon’s tracks above are taken from a collection of songs “Music For The Builder,” on the Jagjaguwar’s web site, it features new, unreleased and demoed songs for the film.  Amidon’s ‘Cabin in the Corner,’ a rendition of an Irish traditional that features the brother of The Builder’s Colm O’Leary, Eamon, on bozouki and backing vocals and Califone‘s song features Orso.  Califone’s film “All My Friends Are Funeral Singers,” official selection of SXSW and SUNDANCE 2010 is now available on DVD.

The Builder is the first full-length feature directed by R. Alverson, a carpenter and musician from Richmond, VA. It features music by Bon Iver, Gregor Samsa, Pan American, Robert Donne and Spokane (Alverson and co-producer Courtney Bowles’ band, who have released 5 records on Jagjaguwar since 1999). Alverson’s second feature, New Jerusalem, starring Will Oldham (Bonnie “Prince” Billy) and The Builder’s Colm O’Leary, was completed in late winter of 2010.

Trailer for The Builder by R. Alverson

(via Radio Free Song Club)

Beth Orton and Sam Amidon – Thirteen (Big Star cover)
written by Alex Chilton and Chris Bell, performed by Beth and Sam with Dave Schramm and David Mansfield live on Radio Free Song Club: Fourth Time Around.  (photo by Ted Barron)

Dave Schramm – Something Went Wrong
written and performed by Dave Schramm; Hot Stove Music, (BMI)

Peter Blegvad – The Cote D’Azur
written, performed, recorded by Peter Blegvad; Copyright Control, Peter Blegvad

Jody Harris – Mister Control
written and performed by Jody Harris

Radio Free Song Club is a group of veteran writers with a monthly song deadline. Host Nicholas Hill presents these new tunes along with interviews and live performances and special guests. Some of the songs are finished and fully produced, some are roughly recorded fragments, some in-between. The writers are looking for a good song, the world is looking for a good song. Someone might get lucky.