Amos Lee was born in Philidelphia, Pennslyvania as Ryan Anthony Massaro. He moved to New Jersey as a pre-teen and later graduated from Cherry Hill High School East. Amos Lee attended the University of South Carolina and graduated with a degree in English and a minor in education. In college he developed a greater appreciation for music and even played guitar and bass in a band. As an employee in a record store he was exposed to a wide variety of artists and his love of music grew even more.
After college, Amos Lee worked as an elementary school teacher and at local music venues on the side. Amos Lee performed at “open mic” events in the area and eventually was hired to open for other artists. Amos Lee got the attention of Blue Note Records in 2003, and was later invited by Norah Jones to be her opening act on her upcoming tour. His self-titled debut album was well recieved in 2005 and marked him as an artist on the rise. Since then, Amos Lee has released three studio albums. His most recent album, “Mission Bell,” debuted as a number one record and boasts big name guest artists.
On February 14th, 2012, Amos Lee will release his EP, “As the Crow Flies,” which includes six songs and will be available digitally, in CD form, and on ten inch vinyl discs. The collection of songs showcases B-sides recorded from sessions on his album, “Mission Bell.” Check out the track list and link to PasteMagazine.com‘s streaming full EP below!
May I Remind You
Mama Sail to Me
There I Go Again
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