Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song Tour
Special Guest Kat Edmonson
Amos Lee and his band 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 tour will include a Chicago Theatre performance on Friday, November 8th at 7:30pm. Special guest will be Kat Edmonson. Tickets will go on sale Saturday, August 10 at 10:00am and will be available at The Chicago Theatre box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000.
Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song finds Lee in new sonic territory, working with a broader palette of textures and instrumentation yet retaining the trenchant impact of the scenes, characters and stories that he is renowned for. Produced by Jay Joyce (Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Eric Church, Cage the Elephant), it is the first album ever recorded at Joyce’s new studio, St. Charles, which is housed in a converted East Nashville church.
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.
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.”
Tickets are available for the first time directly on Lee's website beginning Tuesday, August 6, at 10 AM. Lee will donate $1 from each ticket sold for the November tour to Musicians On Call (www.musiciansoncall.org/amos), 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 or to purchase tickets, visit www.amoslee.com/tour.