Amos Lee maps summer tour with Lowell stop

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Along with opening for Jack Johnson and appearing at several major music festivals, Amos Lee has revealed plans for several headlining shows of his own this summer. The singer-songwriter will make his way to Massachusetts for a performance at Boarding House Park in downtown Lowell as part of the 25th annual Lowell Summer Music Series on Saturday, June 21. Tickets for the show are now on sale through the venue’s website for $45.

Lee continues to tour in support of his latest album, Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song. The Philadelphia native’s fifth studio effort and follow-up to 2011’s Mission Bell, debuted at #16 on the Billboard 200 after its release last October. He recorded the 12-song collection in Nashville with Jay Joyce (Emmylou Harris, Eric Church). It marks Lee’s first recording with his longtime touring band – comprising Freddie Berman, Zach Djanikian, Andy Keenan and Jaron Olevsky – and the first album ever recorded at St. Charles, Joyce’s brand new studio, which is housed in a converted East Nashville church.

Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song features a pair of special collaborations. Alison Krauss joins Lee on “Chill In The Air” and Patty Griffin sings harmony on “Mountains of Sorrow”, a song inspired by Lee’s visit to Levon Helm’s barn in Woodstock, where he appeared at the legendary drummer’s “Midnight Ramble” not long before Helm’s death. Instrumentalists Jerry Douglas (Alison Krauss & Union Station), Mickey Raphael (Willie Nelson and Family) and Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band) also contribute to the record.

For more on the new album, check out the video below.

Lee will donate $1 from each ticket sold for the upcoming tour to “Musicians On Call”, a non-profit organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities.

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