Amos Lee’s supple vocal arrangements mixed with folksy vibe of his music and great songwriting make his songs connect to the listeners. A funky combo of soul and folk defines his music records. Often described as one of the most successful solo musicians, Lee has gained commercial and critical acclaim in a span of less than a decade. As part of his latest tour, he has lined up a number of live shows in the US in addition to his concerts in UK and Europe. Enjoy his hottest hits live by attending one of his concerts at a venue nearby you.
Windows Are Rolled Down, Colors, Shout Out Loud, Flower, Chill In the Air
Inspirations and Interests
Amos Lee developed interest in music while attending high school. One of John Prine’s album, Great Days left a deep impression on his heart and mind and he began to play guitar and bass. During his time at the University of South Carolina, he listened to artists like Donny Hathaway, Bill Withers, Joni Mitchell and Otis Redding who influenced and shaped his style of singing. Along with working as a school teacher and bartender, he played at open mic nights and developed contacts with different music promoters. With the help of this exposure, he became an opening act for the musicians such as B.B. King and Mose Allison. Impressing one of the representatives of Blue Note Records, Lee earned a recording deal with the label and formed an association with the famous singer, Norah Jones.
After the deal, Amos Lee’s efforts paced up and he centered all his attention on the release of his first album. Lee’s self-titled album came out in 2005 and hit various international music charts. He earned reasonable media attention by performing on the television shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Show with David Letterman.
Technically more advanced, Amos Lee’s second album, Supply and Demand was released in 2006. It reached at 76th position on Billboard 200 and also made its way to international music charts. He came up with his third studio record, Last Days at the Lodge in 2008 and it confirmed his creative abilities by ending up among the top thirty Billboard 200 albums. A number of headlining shows and concerts with other renowned artists made him one of the high profile performers.
Amos Lee’s fourth studio album, Mission Bell was released in 2011 and it pushed his career to new levels of success. The album outperformed than all of his previous records in terms of chart position. It clinched top spots at the US Rock and Digital Albums charts and eventually turned out to be a Billboard 200 topper. Tireless touring coupled with his featured appearances at different shows added to his fame. The demand for Amos Lee tickets went up and made his tour one of the hit events of the year.
Lees’ latest album, Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Songs hit the shelves in October 2013 and peaked at 16th position on the Billboard 200. The album also received positive reviews from the critics who admired the contemporary folk feel and soulful melodies of the album. Full of optimism, Amos Lee hopes to take his career to new levels of success and acclaim with his passion and zest.
Amos Lee Live
Amos Lee creates a great aura through his dynamic stage presence whenever he performs live. As part of his most recent tour, he will be making stops in different cities of the US and UK. Look out for his schedule to enjoy his expressive live performances when he drops at your city for one of his concerts.