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.
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. More at www.amoslee.com
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