With his re-imaginings of traditional ditties set to new, haunting music, Vermont-born Sam Amidon is quickly emerging as a leading voice in the contemporary folk community. His latest, I See The Sign, was recorded in Iceland with Valgeir Sigurðsson, best known for his work with Björk on Dancer In The Dark. It's stark and lush at the same time, flush with quick finger-picking and creepy fiddle. Murder ballad “How Come The Blood” is darkly enchanting, while the whispery “Way Go Lily” is perfect Sunday morning snooze rock. Folktronica songstress Beth Orton guests on four songs, including the made-for-NPR “You Better Mind.” For folkies and indie kids alike, Amidon is one to watch.