On his Nonesuch Records debut, Sam Amidon‘s restrained warble traces folk music back to the roots of traditional songs like “I Wish I Wish” and “As I Roved Out” while simultaneously recasting modern pop songs “My Old Friend” (Tim McGraw) and “Shake it Off” (Mariah Carey) in a new, heart-wrenching light.  Bright Sunny South will be released on May 14th but you can stream it in full at Pitchfork Advance here.  Sam Amidon performs at Johnny Brenda’s with Alessi’s Ark on June 16th; tickets and information can be found here.  Stream “My Old Friend” below.