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Amos Lee Says Hey Y'all

by Shermika Dunner

Thanks to an offer from Crowd Surf, I was fortunate to see Amos Lee’s April 29 performance at Workplay in Birmingham, Alabama. His music combines blues, folk, soul and more, and the sold-out crowd was overjoyed to hear it after all the devastation from an F5 tornado that recently tore through Southern states, hitting Alabama the hardest.

Some songs Lee performed included, “Colors,” “Careless” and “Truth,” in addition to those from his latest album, “Mission Bell.” People were tapping their bare feet after kicking off their shoes, and Lee was well received by the ladies, as they gushed about being so close to the stage and sung along to his tunes. He  hails from Philadelphia, but definitely has Southern influences in his speech and music. (He greeted the crowd with a cheerful, “Hey y’all.”)

In July, Lee will go on tour with Lake Charles, Louisiana, native Lucinda Williams, but for now Southerners can see him during tour stops in Roanoke, Richmond, New Orleans, Memphis, Asheville, Myrtle Beach, Gulf Shores, Manchester, and parts of Florida. Visit amoslee.com to find out when he’ll be in a city near you.

Crowd Surf is an online music marketing company that focuses on utilizing social media. Located in Nashville, the company’s founders are devoted music fans and have launched campaigns for musicians like Britney Spears, the Black Eyed Peas, Dr. Dre and Amos Lee. Photo is courtesy of Crowd Surf.

Shermika Dunner lives in Birmingham and is one of Deep South’s summer interns. Get to know her in our “Contributors” section. To see pics and video from the show, visit her blog!

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  • Mimi / May 5, 2011

    This was an awesome show. There’s nothing better than discovering NEW tunes.