Friday, March 7, 2014
Amos Lee will kick off the next leg of his U.S. tour on February 15 at the McDonald Theatre in Eugene, OR – the first in a trio of Pacific Northwest dates. The headline run will include an evening at The Wiltern in Los Angeles (February 21) and will wrap up in Michigan at the Kalamazoo State Theatre (March 9), with a stop in Cincinnati at the Taft Theatre on Friday March 7th!
Lee will donate $1 from each ticket sold to Musicians On Call (www.musiciansoncall.org/amos), a non-profit organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities.
The Philadelphia native is touring in support of his fifth studio album, Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song (Blue Note Records), the follow-up to 2011’s chart-topping Mission Bell. Numerous dates on Lee’s fall 2013 tour are sold out, including a two-night stand at Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium (November 13 and 14) and his November 22 show at the Beacon Theatre in New York City.
Produced by Jay Joyce (Emmylou Harris, Eric Church, Cage the Elephant), Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song was hailed by The New York Times as a “serenely sure-footed effort from Amos Lee, a singer-songwriter who rarely delivers anything else.” Entertainment Weekly praised his “strikingly soulful voice” while People was struck by two “rootsy beauties”: “Chill In The Air” and “Mountains of Sorrow,” which feature Alison Krauss and Patty Griffin respectively. “Lee makes sorrow shimmer…Like Jackson Browne for another generation, Lee understands the staining traces of love,” said Paste and Elmore noted, “his songwriting has never been better…”Mountains of Sorrow” may be Lee’s finest yet.”