October 11. The folk syrup runs deep in Vermonter Sam Amidon’s family: His father and mother are the respected folk duo Peter Amidon and Mary Alice Amidon and his little brother, Stefan Amidon, plays drums for the old-timey Sweetback Sisters. Praised by Pitchfork and the New York Times, Sam signed to Nonesuch Records for his fourth album, Bright Sunny South, which features guest guitarist Bill Frisell; the label recently released his fifth, The Following Mountain.
The singer-songwriter sets his sights here on the Half Moon, where he shares the bill with some expatriate locals, the now-Rhode Island-based Last Good Tooth. (Cyrus Gengras and Kinsey come by October 17; And the Kids and Hammydown hammer it down October 28.) 8pm. $12. Hudson. (518) 828-1562.