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Amos Lee

3rd October 2017 - Tuesday 19:30

Amos Lee, Pennsylvania’s sensational folk, jazz, and soul artist is bringing his signature sounds to the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall!

Amos Lee (birth name Ryan Anthony Massaro) was born in Kensington (Philadelphia) in 1977 and is a singer and songwriter. His interest in music was sparked when he was in college after he listened to the John Prine album, Great Days. Soon, he was listening to legendary artists such as Donny Hathaway, Joni Mitchell, Luther Vandross, Bill Withers, and Otis Redding. During his college years, he also started playing the guitar and bass in a local band. After graduating, he started to moonlight as a bartender at local music venues. He also performed at many local open mic nights and it eventually led to him becoming the opening act for jazz and blues greats Mose Allison and B.B. King. He had a big breakthrough in 2003 when his demo tapes made its way to Norah Jones and she invited him to be the opening act for her 2004 tour. His popularity grew even further when he opened for Bob Dylan in 2005. He went on to have a stellar career with 6 studio albums, 1 live album, 3 extended plays, 5 singles, and 2 video albums. His music has also been featured on many TV shows.

Don’t miss your chance to see the artist who took inspiration from soul music, contemporary jazz, and 70s folk!