Amos Lee At Grand Ole Opry
After working as a schoolteacher and bartender, Amos Lee began to pursue a career in music. He performed at open mic events in the Philadelphia area, and through contacts with promoters, he was hired as an opening act for artists like Mose Allison and B.B. King.
In 2003, Amos’s manager sent a four-song demo CD to several record labels, and the representative at Blue Note Records was struck by his voice. Afterwards, Norah Jones heard Amos’s music while visiting the record company and invited Amos to be the opening act for her 2004 tour. Since that time, Amos has recorded five albums on Blue Note Records and has toured as an opening act for Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, Paul Simon, Van Morrison, Dave Matthews Band, Adele, Jack Johnson, and others.
Amos’s albums include his self-titled album in 2005, Supply and Demand in 2006, Last Days at the Lodge in 2008, Mission Bell in 2011, and Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song in 2013. Mission Bell debuted at Number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, and the single “Windows Are Rolled Down” became a top 10 hit on USA Today’s adult-alternative chart.