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Amos Lee

Amos Lee - FUV Live at Hill Country Live - 2013

by Carmel Holt
Amos Lee, photo by Laura Fedele

Amos Lee headed to Nashville to make his new album Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song, and the night before its release, he came to Hill Country Live to perform an FUV Live show for us. The full-band set featured most of the new tunes plus a couple of bonus songs, and the stories behind them ranged from amusing to poignant — especially when Amos explained the inspiration Levon Helm provided for the title track and life in general.

Recap: Holiday Cheer for FUV 2013

by Kara Manning
Photo by Gus Philippas

Spirited, soulful and totally sold out, Tuesday night’s benefit, Holiday Cheer for FUV, exceeded our wildest expectations. The enthusiastic camaraderie onstage made for an especially focused, familial celebration, inspired by past (and we'd guess future) collaborations between this diverse group of musician friends gathered at the Beacon Theatre on a frigid December evening. It was FUV’s third year at this storied venue for the concert, on a night made even more festive courtesy of a brief snowfall earlier that day.

The boldly hirsute Sam Beam of Iron & Wine was the St. Nick-like ringleader for the three hour show with “house band” Calexico — an onstage reunion for Beam and Calexico who had collaborated together on the 2005 EP In The Reins. Calexico co-founder Joey Burns acted as bandleader, guiding every set from guests Nick Lowe, Glen Hansard, Kathleen Edwards, Amos Lee and Beth Orton.

Cheers for Amos Lee

by Laura Fedele
Photo by Laura Fedele/WFUV

Ten years ago, Amos Lee was teaching elementary school in his hometown of Philadelphia. We've been following just about every step he's made since hearing his debut album in 2005.

You might have first seen Amos as an opening act, for artists like Norah Jones or Bob Dylan; those two tours earned him a lot of fans along the road. He's released five albums on Blue Note records, each one a gem, and each one has climbed further up the charts. You can hear live versions of great songs going back several albums, plus interviews, in the links below.

Video Stars: Top WFUV Sessions

by Laura Fedele
Can you name them all?

If you haven't popped over to our YouTube channel in a while, there's a great collection of performances in there you're missing. Next time you're eating lunch at your desk, take a look at what amazing stuff happens on a near-daily basis here. In the court of public opinion, here are the most popular sessions from the Studio A archives:

Amos Lee - Words and Music - 2006

by Russ Borris
Photo by Laura Fedele (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
Combining soul, songwriting, and the voice to match, Amos Lee's 2005 debut album was voted one of the best of the year by WFUV listeners. With a new CD, 'Supply and Demand,' Amos proves that there are more great songs to come, and he recently stopped by Studio-A to talk with Russ Borris about the project.

Amos Lee - Words and Music - 2008

by Rita Houston
Photo by Laura Fedele (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
Five years ago, Amos Lee was a teacher. Now he has three albums under his belt and the experience of sharing stages with big names like Norah Jones and Bob Dylan. His soulful voice is part of the attraction but he also has a gift for writing both topical songs and heartbreakers. 'Last Days at the Lodge' showcases his range with some new sounds, and Amos recently performed some acoustic versions during an interview with host Rita Houston in Studio-A.

Amos Lee- Words and Music- 2010

by Rita Houston
Amos Lee's fourth album Mission Bell has him working with Calexico's Joey Burns as producer, and taking his Philly sound southwest. Host Rita Houston recently welcomed Amos for a solo visit to FUV, where played a few of the songs from the album live in our Studio A. [12/2/10]