CLEARWATER - Amos Lee is extending his U.S. headline tour into April. The new dates with him and his band begin with four shows in Florida, including a stop at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Saturday, April 5, 8 p.m. For a list of the itinerary and specific on sale dates, visit www.amoslee.com.
Special guest Adrien Reju will open the show.
The Philadelphia native is touring in support of Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song (Blue Note Records), the follow-up to 2011s chart-topping Mission Bell. The New York Times hailed the new album as a “serenely sure-footed effort from Amos Lee, a singer-songwriter who rarely delivers anything else” and Elmore observed, “‘Mountains of Sorrow’ may be Lee’s finest yet.”
Entertainment Weekly praised his “strikingly soulful voice” while Paste noted, “Lee makes sorrow shimmer…Like Jackson Browne for another generation, Lee understands the staining traces of love.” The album was produced by Jay Joyce (Emmylou Harris, Eric Church, Cage the Elephant) and features guest vocals by Alison Krauss and Patty Griffin.
Lee’s spring run kicked off on the West Coast on Feb. 15. It comes on the heels of Lee’s extensive fall 2013 outing, which included sold-out shows at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and the Beacon Theatre in New York City.
Tickets are priced at $52.75 and $42.75 and available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office, by calling 727-791-7400 or visiting www.RuthEckerdHall.com. Pre-show dining is also available.
Lee will donate $1 from each ticket sold 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.