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by Ernest Barteldes
Amos Lee Celebrate Brooklyn, Prospect Park Brooklyn, NY June 20, 2014 After a high energy opening set by Brooklyn-based Lake Street Dive, Philadelphia native and singer/songwriter Amos Lee took to the stage with a five-piece band that included two multi-instrumentalists who took turns on guitars, horns and mandolins. The group kicked off with Windows Rolled Down," a funk-driven tune that was well received by fans who completely filled the concert space. He ...read more
by C. Michael Bailey
Amos Lee represents Blue Note's effort to capitalize on the success of Norah Jones by marketing a male version of the genre-stretching pianist/vocalist.
There. I said it and got that out of the way.
That is just so much business hooey, but it needed to be said anyway. Amos Lee is a talented singer, guitarist, and songwriter. The latter is perhaps his best talent. Damn few songwriters make music today. Bob Dylan and John Prine come ...read more