802 Tour

802 Tour


August 10, 2009 - 802 Tour Reprised for Wordless Music Series
In August 2008, the 802 Tour - named after Vermont's only area code, curiously enough - made its...

May 1, 2009 - Sycamore Now Hosting Shows in Brooklyn, Including The Havels
Sycamore, a florist-shop-cum-bar located in Brooklyn's Ditmas Park, has begun hosting live shows...

September 5, 2008 - 802 Tour Wrap Up and Final Report From The Road by Nico Muhly
The 802 Tour has (sadly) ended. To wrap up the experience, we compiled some reviews from various so...


Fellow Vermont-to-New York transplants Nico Muhly, Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman), and Sam Amidon like to make music together: They have appeared in each other's shows, played on each other's records, and now they're going to grab a friend (such as Oren Bloedow) or two (such as Oren Bloedow and Nadia Sirota), pile into a van, and head off on tour. The performances will feature music from each of the three of them, as well as some sneak previews of future collaborative schemes. Sam will perform a set of folk ballads interspersed with the occasional Melville reading and some liturgical dance, accompanied by Thomas with guest plinks by Nico. The microphone will then be passed to Thomas, who will whisper some lamp-rock, gently expiring into the microphone, while Sam, Nico, and Oren strum and plink and tap and generally try to liven things up. Finally, Nico will perform a selection of his compositions, with help from Sam, Thomas, Oren, and favored drinking buddy and violist extraordinaire Nadia, culminating in "The Only Tune," a piece that Nico wrote for Sam, and that he, Sam, Thomas, and Nadia premiered last year at Carnegie Hall.