Amos Lee's MOUNTAINS OF SORROW, RIVERS OF SONG Tour Heads to Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 8/6
Singer and songwriter Amos Lee will make his Segerstrom Center for the Arts debut on Wednesday, August 6 at 8 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall as part of the second leg of his 2014 Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song Tour. His recent fall and winter headline tour included sold-out shows at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, ACL Live in Austin and the Beacon Theatre in New York City. Lee will be joined by band members, Freddie Berman, drums; Zach Djanikian, mandolin; Annie Clements, bass and vocals; Andy Keenan, guitar, banjo and vocals; and Jaron Olevsky, keyboards.
Tickets to Amos Lee Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song Tour start at $39 and are now available online at SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746.
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For his fifth album, Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song, Lee has created an outstanding synthesis of blues, gospel, country and funk, bundled into one stunning CD that topped the Americana charts for two consecutive months. The twelve songs that evolved are the follow-up to 2011's chart-topping Mission Bell which contained the No. 1 Triple A radio hit "Windows Are Rolled Down," and bring Lee into new sonic territory, while retaining the trenchant impact of the scenes, characters and stories in his writing. He worked in a new city (Nashville, TN) with a new producer (Jay Joyce), and, for the first time, brought his touring band into the studio with him. The album features special collaborations with Alison Krauss joining Lee for "Chill in the Air" and Patty Griffin lending her voice to "Mountains of Sorrow."
"I enjoy the unplanned things that happen in the studio," says Lee. "The shapes that things take, the manipulation of sounds - it's a learning process for me. I can't do that when I'm just writing on my guitar. Usually, the stuff you like the most wasn't what was planned anyway, so I try not to put too much pressure on it because then the fun leaves."
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Photo Credit: Harper Lee