Amos Lee

Amos Lee

by Amos LeeAmos Lee

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Overview

“My favorite time in music is probably 1970-75,” Amos Lee has said, a remark that points out his discerning taste rather than any retro instincts. For if this acclaimed singer-songwriter can bring to mind the folk- and blues-inspired artists of the early ‘70s, he’s also carved out his own identity, one that reflects his own time. What makes Lee special is his amalgam of influences. His original songs pull together pungent strains of folk, rock, blues, and R&B to form a vibrant, soulful sound that has little to do with contemporary “mope folk.” A former schoolteacher, Lee projects a literate sensibility that mingles engagingly with his down-to-earth delivery; such tunes as “Arms of a Woman,” “Soul Suckers,” “Keep It Loose, Keep It Tight,” and “Bottom of the Barrel” speak with the eloquent directness that comes with an authentic songwriting vision. Lee’s exceptional voice and nimble guitar work bring immediate expressiveness to his work, an expressiveness that has already caught the ear of Norah Jones and Bob Dylan. Like Jones, Lee is poised for a breakthrough with his debut album.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/01/2005
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 0724359735023
catalogNumber: 97350

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Amos Lee   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Chris Thomas   Bass,Bass Guitar
James Gadson   Drums,Background Vocals
Larry Gold   Cello
Dan Rieser   Drums
Kevin Breit   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Guitar (Resonator)
Fred Berman   Drums,Background Vocals
Devin Greenwood   Hammond Organ,Background Vocals,Wurlitzer,Hammond B3
Adam Levy   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Norah Jones   Piano,Background Vocals,Wurlitzer
Alexandra Leem   Viola
Jaron Olevsky   Bass,Bass Guitar
Nate Skiltes   Mandolin
Zara Bode   Background Vocals
H.S. Alexandra Leem   Viola
Lee Alexander   Bass,Drums,Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Larry Gold   String Arrangements
Danny Kopelson   Engineer
Barrie Maguire   Producer,Engineer
Billy Joe Walker   Engineer
Jerry Kramer   Management
Clay Patrick McBridge   Cover Photo
Jessica Novod Berenblat   Art Direction
Amos Lee   Composer
Bill Eib   Management
Matt Boynton   Engineer
Lee Alexander   Producer,Audio Production

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