Amos Lee is a singer/songwriter/guitar player. His self-titled debut album is full of folk and soul, with a jazz twist.
Lee grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA. Lee has been quoted as saying that he is fortunate to have seen different sides of life in America. Amos Lee enrolled at the University of South Carolina in 1995. He began to play guitar and write songs seriously while he studied English. Amos Lee graduated with an English degree and moved back to Philadelphia to teach elementary school. Amos Lee later made a tough decision to stop teaching in order to pursue a career in music. Amos Lee released a self-produced EP that featured five of his original songs. The EP 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. Amos Lee then went on to produce his self-titled debut album. In March and April of 2005, Lee opened for Merle Haggard and Bob Dylan. All three performers were extremely well received by critics as the tour progressed, with Dylan receiving some of his strongest reviews in years. Lee performed on ...