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Joachim Cooder + Sam Amidon, UK Tour, November 2021.

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Songwriter, percussionist and multi-instrumentalist Joachim Cooder will tour the UK during November 2021 supported by guitarist / vocalist Sam Amidon. Press release attached.

We have received the following press release;

Joachim Cooder + Sam Amidon Nov 2021 Tour





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Joachim Cooder is known for his collaborations with his father Ry Cooder, and brings his debut Nonesuch album Over The Road I’m Bound on this tour, which also features Sam Amidon, another great singer on the Nonesuch label


Thursday 11 November | BEXHILL De La Warr Pavilion

Friday 12 November | LONDON Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival

Saturday 13 November | BURY ST EDMUNDS Apex

Monday 15 November | BRISTOL St George’s

Tuesday 16 November | BASINGSTOKE Haymarket

Wednesday 17 November | BIRMINGHAM Town Hall

Saturday 20 November | LEEDS Howard Assembly Room

Sunday 21 November | MANCHESTER RNCM

Joachim Cooder has been a sought-after percussionist for two decades now, on now-legendary recordings with his father, Ry Cooder, like the landmark Buena Vista Social Club sessions and on his own with artists like Ali Farka Touré, who inspired Cooder to take up the mbira

On the new album, the songwriter and multi-instrumentalist uses the plain-spoken songs of country-music progenitor and banjo player Uncle Dave Macon as a jumping off point, playing with the lyrics and reworking melodies for his chosen instrument: an electric mbira (a variation on an African thumb piano)


‘Warm, uplifting and spectacular’ (★★★★ Uncut) 


‘Ry Cooder’s son beats his own path to fame’ (MOJO)


‘Other-worldly textured layers of acoustic roots music at its most inventive and beguiling’  (★★★★★ Songlines)


VIDEO: Joachim Cooder - Over That Road I’m Bound - Highlights


Sam Amidon opens the shows with music from his new Nonesuch self-titled album; his radical reworkings of traditional folk songs that he has loved since childhood


‘Amidon’s spry banjo and sky-blue voice give this music a gentle centre, light on ego or affectation.’ (Uncut, 8/10)


A delight. An ethereal, electronica-tinged journey through the traditional repertoire.’  (Sunday Times, Albums of the Year)


‘Amidon, the radical recombinator of traditional folk music, has concocted a delightfully diabolical set of experiments. He transforms familiar Appalachian songs, murder ballads and novelty tunes into new weird ditties imbued with their own compelling power, characters and charm.’  (★★★★★ Songlines, Albums of the Year)


VIDEO: Sam Amidon - Cuckoo (Live in London)


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