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Amos Lee

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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

With his laid-back vocal delivery and acoustic songwriting, Amos Lee draws inspiration from soul music, contemporary jazz, and '70s folk artists like James Taylor. The Philadelphia native first became serious about performing while attending the University of South Carolina during the mid-'90s. After graduating with a degree in English, he taught elementary school before deciding to pursue a music career full-time. A period of waiting tables and bartending followed as Lee honed his songwriting skills. He eventually landed some high-profile gigs as an opening act, including an extended tour with pianist/vocalist Norah Jones, whose bassist, Lee Alexander, agreed to produce Lee's first album.

With Alexander's help, Amos Lee released his self-titled debut on Blue Note in 2005. The album won Lee a small following for his blend of acoustic funk, folk, and light jazz, and he returned one year later with a sophomore effort, Supply and Demand. Last Days at the Lodge followed in 2008, cracking the Top 40 upon its release and becoming Lee's highest-charting album to date. His audience grew accordingly, prompting Lee to ask some of his most famous fans -- including Willie Nelson, Iron & Wine's Sam Beam, Calexico, and Lucinda Williams -- to appear on his next record. The result, Mission Bell, was recorded in 2010 with Calexico's Joey Burns producing, and released early the following year. In 2012, Lee delivered the EP As the Crow Flies, featuring previously unreleased songs recorded during the Mission Bell sessions. Lee returned in 2013 with Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song, which was recorded in Nashville and included appearances from vocalists Alison Krauss and Patty Griffin.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
05.20.17 Hilbert Circle Theatre Indianapolis, IN US
07.16.17 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO US
07.28.17 The Arts Garage: Waterfront Camden, NJ US
07.29.17 The Arts Garage: Waterfront Camden, NJ US
07.29.17 BB&T Pavilion Camden, NJ US
11.03.17 Atlanta Symphony Hall Atlanta, GA US
11.09.17 Schermerhorn Symphony Center Nashville, TN US
11.10.17 Schermerhorn Symphony Center Nashville, TN US
11.11.17 Schermerhorn Symphony Center Nashville, TN US
10.29.19 Riverside Theatre Milwaukee, WI US


  • 03.22.17 Festival Passes go on-sale Friday @ 10am. More info at https://t.co/5xSpXp2Pd0✌🏼 https://t.co/qVogtq1dxm
  • 03.19.17 We had a blast! Thank YOU Port Chester NY and @capitoltheatre 🙏🏼👊🏼 https://t.co/YSMWsaKQro
  • 03.13.17 .@AmosLee is returning to @RedRocksCO 7/16. Pre-sale tmrw @ 10a. Public on-sale Fri @ 10a. W/ guests @thebandjoseph… https://t.co/sf3dQ4WZll
  • 03.11.17 RT @kencen: Artists come together May 8 at the #KCSpringGala to pay tribute to musical icon John Lennon. https://t.co/blFpcr6aYC https://t.…
  • 03.11.17 RT @PapaJazzRecords: Amos Lee will be playing here in the shop at 3! Come hang out!
  • 03.09.17 We're very excited to play XPoNential Music Festival 7/29! Tix on sale Friday at 10am. https://t.co/yDwdJy6wMI… https://t.co/Kf12G6HCp2
  • 03.05.17 RT @ChrisKasper_: Pretty darn excited to getting on the road with @amoslee next week. Rollin solo - * 3/12 - North… https://t.co/59YMjU0bUo
  • 03.05.17 We have had so much fun on tour so far. Thanks so much everyone. See the rest of y'all soon! (photo: @BrianMahar)… https://t.co/9jbn05m0fd
  • 02.25.17 RT @acllive: Spending our Saturday night with a #SoldOut crowd! 6:30PM - Doors / 8PM - @mutlusounds / 9PM - @amoslee https://t.co/opkjdj0tkz
  • 02.17.17 Less than one week until our Winter tour begins! Tour poster by Justin Santora. For more tour info:… https://t.co/CQKGWf4rFQ
  • 02.08.17 RT @Indy_Symphony: The second annual INfusion Music Fest will take place May 17–20! @tf3 @amoslee @JayceOgren Tickets: https://t.co/0BQdaxw…
  • 02.08.17 RT @ATLSymphonyHall: Just announced: Singer-songwriter @amoslee with @AtlantaSymphony on 11/3! Tickets on sale this Friday: https://t.co/bw…