On Feb. 14, Amos Lee will release a six-song collection of previously unheard songs as a CD, digital, and 10”-vinyl EP, entitled As The Crow Flies.
The songs were recorded during the sessions for Lee’s critically acclaimed album Mission Bell, which was produced by Calexico frontman and multi-instrumentalist Joey Burns. The tracks on As The Crow Flies are also produced by Burns and feature musical backing by Burns and Calexico drummer John Convertino.
Mission Bell debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums and Billboard Rock Albums charts when it was released last January, earning the Philadelphia-born singer-songwriter the highest chart position and best sales week of his career. Earning critical raves from scores of media outlets, the album also spawned the Triple A radio hit “Windows Are Rolled Down,” which gave Lee his debut No. 1 single.
In other Lee news, he was featured on PBS special ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival. Featuring the genre’s established and rising artists performing at the 10th Americana Music Association Honors and Awards ceremony at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, Lee joined a lineup that included Robert Plant, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Civil Wars, and The Avett Brothers. Watch his stellar performance of “Cup of Sorrow” here.
This month, Lee wraps up an amazing year with his final live performances of 2011, which include two shows with one of Lee’s heroes, singer-songwriter John Prine, on Dec. 16-17. Lee also recently captured an amazing performance at Tucson’s historic Fox Theatre with members of Calexico for the upcoming fourth season of Public Television’s hit program Live From The Artists Den with the episode due to air in early 2012.
For a sneak peek, watch the trailer here: http://artistsden.com/2012/. In January, Lee heads to Europe for two-sold out shows in Amsterdam, as well as shows in Paris and London — all with support from The Punch Brothers.
The track-listing for As The Crow Flies:
“May I Remind You”
“Mama Sail To Me”
“There I Go Again”
Upcoming tour dates:
12/16 Mobile, AL Saenger Theatre (w/John Prine)
12/17 New Orleans, LA Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts (w/John Prine)
1/16 Amsterdam Paradiso (w/The Punch Brothers) SOLD-OUT
1/17 Amsterdam Paradiso (w/The Punch Brothers) SOLD-OUT
1/19 Paris La Cigale (w/The Punch Brothers)
1/21 London Shepherd’s Bush Empire (w/The Punch Brothers)