Sam Amidon (real name Samuel Tear) was born in Brattleboro, Vermont, on June 3, 1981. His parents are Peter Amidon and Mary Alice Amidon, both well established folk musicians.
Folk music runs freely throughout the New England heartland of Vermont, and the Amidon family are a strong lifeline in that movementís heritage. Both Samís parents, Peter and Mary are performers and teachers of music. Growing up in this solid environment with strong family ties most certainly set the scene for Samís musical trajectory. His little brother is the great Stefan Amidon, who is a drummer.