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Musician Sam Amidon makes folk classics his own

Clip: 04/18/2021 | 7m 1s | Video has closed captioning.

Sam Amidon is a singer-songwriter on the fiddle, banjo, and guitar, but he’s mostly known for recasting traditional American folk songs into vibrant contemporary soundscapes. He spoke to NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Tom Casciato about his Vermont upbringing and how he pairs the sounds of traditional folk music to those of free jazz and more.

Aired: 04/18/21

Rating: NR

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