Sam Reider and The Human Hands

UVM Lane Series usually uses the word “virtuoso” to describe classical artists, but Sam Reider is a composer/pianist/singer and jaw-droppingly great accordionist who truly earns that adjective as a performer in the folk and world music genres. He and his equally impressive band, The Human Hands, play music that’s been described by Songlines Magazine as a “mash-up of the the Klezmatics, Quintette du Hot Club de France and the Punch Brothers.” As the son of a musical theater composer and a klezmer musician, Sam grew up with music in his veins (he was a guest on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz while still in high school). Honestly, his music is a blast of fresh air: fun, original songs that will have you cheering for more.