Durham will welcome popular singer-songwriter Amos Lee to town in November. Lee will tour the U.S. this fall in support of his fifth studio album, Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song, which will be released on October 8 by Blue Note Records. The headline run will make a stop at DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, on November 18, 2013.
Tickets go on sale Friday, August 9 at 10 a.m. online. Friends of DPAC members may place their orders on August 7. Lee will donate $1 from each ticket sold for the November tour to Musicians On Call, a non-profit organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. In his ongoing effort to support Musicians On Call, Lee will be running a donation-based contest to win an autographed guitar. For more information on the contest, go online.
Special guests on the album include vocalists Alison Krauss and Patty Griffin and instrumentalists Jerry Douglas (Alison Krauss & Union Station), Mickey Raphael (Willie Nelson and Family) and Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band). The album is the first to feature Lee’s longtime touring band – comprising Freddie Berman, Zach Djanikian, Andy Keenan and Jaron Olevsky – which will be joining him on the road this fall. Lee will perform solo at Farm Aid (September 21) and the Life is Good Festival (September 22).
Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song is the follow-up to 2011’s Mission Bell, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and Billboard Rock Albums charts and contained the No. 1 Triple A radio hit “Windows Are Rolled Down.” “His soulful singing charms throughout,” said Entertainment Weekly and USA Today awarded the album four stars out of four. "Amos Lee has a honeyed singing voice - light amber, mildly sweet, a touch of grain,” observed The New York Times while The Philadelphia Inquirer noted, “Lee hits his personal best.”
About Musicians On Call
Musicians On Call is a non-profit organization (founded in 1999) that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities, in order to complement the healing process for patients, families, and caregivers. To date, its volunteers have played for over 350,000 individuals nationwide. Musicians On Call continues its mission through room-to-room hospital performances by both local and internationally renowned musicians as well as the Music Pharmacy Program. Forty-two weekly Bedside Programs are currently provided in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, Miami, Philadelphia, and Washington DC.
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