Amos Lee


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About Amos Lee

Amos Lee began taking music seriously after hearing a John Prine compilation, which served as his gateway to the songs of Joni Mitchell, Bill Withers, and Otis Redding. ∙ Shortly after quitting his job as a school teacher to pursue music, Lee opened for Mose Allison and B.B. King. ∙ Norah Jones asked Lee to open her 2004 tour and contributed to his debut album, after she heard his demo playing at the Blue Note Records office. ∙ His breakthrough single, “Colors,” has been featured in the TV series House, Grey’s Anatomy, and Six Feet Under. In 2008, he performed at a rally for then-Presidential candidate Barack Obama, alongside such artists as Bruce Springsteen. ∙ His 2011 album, Mission Bell—featuring contributions from Willie Nelson, Lucinda Williams, and Iron & Wine—debuted at No. 1 on iTunes’ Top Albums chart. ∙ After releasing five albums on Blue Note, Lee unveiled his first self-produced effort on John Varvatos Records, the famed fashion designer’s eponymous label.

Philadelphia, PA, United States
June 22, 1977
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