Jam of the Day | Sam Amidon – Walkin’ Boss

Photo by Piper Ferguson

Let’s talk about banjos, because I know what you’re thinking — gimmicky, annoying, too cute, etc. But have you heard Sam Amidon’s version of “Walkin’ Boss?” It’s from his latest release, Lily-O, which is a terrific collection of mostly “re-imagined folk songs.” The banjo on today’s Jam of the Day is intense, but its sound is not overbearing. Mostly, it’s perfect, as is the rest of Lily-O, which Amidon recorded with guitar wonder Bill Frisell. We highly recommend the album, one of our favorites of 2014.

Have a listen to “Walkin’ Boss” now.

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