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Amos Lee


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Amos Lee (born 1978 as Ryan Anthony Massaro) is an American singer-songwriter whose musical style encompasses folk, rock and soul. His self-titled debut album is full of folk and soul, with a jazz twist. The Flower Songfacts state that his fourth album, Mission Bell, which was released on January 25, 2011 debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with 40,000 copies sold in its first week; these sales were the lowest for a #1 debut in the Nielsen SoundScan era.

Lee grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA. He has been quoted as saying that he is fortunate to have seen different sides of life in America. Lee enrolled at the University of South Carolina in 1995. He began to play guitar and write songs seriously while he studied English. After graduating with an English degree, Lee moved back to Philadelphia to teach elementary school. He later made the tough decision to stop teaching in order to pursue a career in music. Shortly thereafter, he released a self-produced EP that featured five of his original songs, which did extremely well in Philadelphia and created a buzz. Norah Jones was the person who finally gave Lee his big breakthrough when she asked him to open for her 2004 tour. Lee then went on to produce his self-titled debut album. In March and April of 2005 Lee opened for the tour that Merle Haggard and Bob Dylan were both embarking on, all 3 performers were extremely well received by critics as the tour went by, with Dylan receiving some of his strongest reviews in years.


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  • ecmusic

    Fantastic show in Saratoga!! Music: Beautiful, soul touching, eclectic, amazing! Opening Act and several collaborations: Amy Helm and The Handsome Strangers - Excellent – They should work on an album together! Amos Lee (in between all of the above): Funny! Who knew?

    22 Aug 4:09am Reply
  • bohemian_chic

    Phenomenal voice!

    17 Aug 3:18pm Reply
  • quinndonnell

    For fans of Amos Lee, Ray LaMontagne just released the first single off of his upcoming album and it's awesome. I highly recommend heading over to his soundcloud and checkin' it out

    27 Feb 4:07pm Reply
  • Kansas-Eskimo

    This dude looks like Eddie Lack.

    22 Feb 3:28pm Reply
  • gfdsagfdsagfdsa

    This dude is so annoying and a pretentious lil bast**d.

    29 Nov 2013 Reply
  • jwatts01

    Great concert in Durham last night!!!!!

    19 Nov 2013 Reply
  • crispy_raindeer

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  • AmyKaraFloyd

    Lots of love from Russia <3

    9 May 2013 Reply
  • johollins

    Lindo ♥

    13 Feb 2013 Reply
  • carbonspace

    @SandraDeluna Colors is #2

    5 Dec 2012 Reply
  • carbonspace

    Just get all of his albums and play them on shuffle. Don't try to decide which album is better, they're all good. Be objective, impartial and you will feel what he's trying to get across. This is how music can touch the soul. Feel it. Be it.

    5 Dec 2012 Reply
  • BrandNewThrice2

    Is he working on another album??? I need it [2]

    9 Sep 2012 Reply
  • ArtyJSimpson


    24 Jul 2012 Reply
  • WallasOliveira

    Is he working on another album??? I need it

    1 Jul 2012 Reply
  • SandraDeluna

    with no colors i just wanna die...

    25 Jun 2012 Reply
  • SoulJazzsterInc

    @el3000: His debut, hands down. It's a real masterpiece. His sophomore, Supply And Demand, is good too but I think all the other albums coming after are a letdown but it's only my opinion

    23 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Daydream74

    flower ♥

    17 Apr 2012 Reply
  • LobelieOfBodom

    I've always loved this man <33

    15 Apr 2012 Reply
  • el3000

    what's his best album? jst bought mission bell, damn good

    15 Apr 2012 Reply
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