- Category : 1981-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Small (1,7,13)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Consciousness 2
American folk artist whose first album of songs, But This Chicken Proved False Hearted (2007, reissued on CD and LP in 2015), was made with longtime collaborator Thomas Bartlett, aka Doveman.
His other albums include Solo Fiddle (2001), All Is Well (2008), I See the Sign (2010), Bright Sunny South (2013), Lily-O (2014) and The Following Mountain (2017).
His parents are folk artists Peter Amidon and Mary Alice Amidon. His younger brother, Stefan Amidon, is a professional drummer who performs with The Sweetback Sisters among other groups.
Amidon is married to musician Beth Orton. They have a son, Arthur, born in 2011. Based in London, the musicians lived in Los Angeles for several years before returning to the UK.