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  • Amos Lee

    Amos Lee's 'Mountains of Sorrow'
  • Singer and songwriter Amos Lee brings his 2014 "Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song Tour" back to the Pacific Northwest for a show at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at the Britt Pavilion, 350 First St., Jacksonville.
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      Who: Amos Lee and Black Prairie
      When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 16
      Where: Britt Pavilion, 350 First St., Jacksonville
      Tickets: $52 for reserved, $39 for lawn, and $32 for ages 12 and young...
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      If you go
      Who: Amos Lee and Black Prairie

      When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 16

      Where: Britt Pavilion, 350 First St., Jacksonville

      Tickets: $52 for reserved, $39 for lawn, and $32 for ages 12 and younger

      Call: 541-773-6077, 800-882-7488, see www.brittfest.org or stop by the box office, 216 W. Main St., Medford
  • Singer and songwriter Amos Lee brings his 2014 "Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song Tour" back to the Pacific Northwest for a show at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at the Britt Pavilion, 350 First St., Jacksonville.
    Lee is touring with a full band: Freddie Berman on drums; Zach Djanikian on mandolin; Annie Clements on bass and vocals; Andy Keenan on guitar, banjo and vocals; and Jaron Olevsky on keys.
    Portland-based Black Prairie — featuring The Decemberists' Chris Funk — will open the show. Ashland folk duo Kites & Crows will perform from 6 to 7:15 p.m. in the Britt Performance Garden.
    Tickets cost $52 for reserved seats, $39 for lawn seating and $32 for ages 12 and younger. Tickets can be purchased at www.brittfest.org; at the box office, 216 W. Main St., Medford; or by calling 800-882-7488 or 541-773-6077.
    The Philadelphia native is touring in support of his fifth album, "Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song," released in 2013 on the Blue Note Records label. The album is a synthesis of blues, gospel, country and funk that topped the Americana charts for two consecutive months. It follows his 2011 chart-topping "Mission Bell," which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and Billboard Rock Albums charts and contained the hit single "Windows Are Rolled Down."
    The album, which Lee recorded with his touring band, features vocals by Alison Krauss and Patty Griffin.
    Fans and critics are raving about Lee's live shows. The UK Telegraph wrote that Lee has a "stunning form" with a "voice that is not only graceful and powerful but so adaptable across so many tones."
    The Kansas City Star called Lee "a chameleonic singer and songwriter who glided seamlessly from one genre to the next, from country and folk to gospel, acoustic and electric blues and R&B "» with a soulful voice, which can be as sweet as it is brawny."
    On tour, Lee has delivered a set at The Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Ala., which included songs with a local gospel choir; he performed to large crowds at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee and the Firefly Music Festival in Delaware; and he opened some shows for folk-rock artist Jack Johnson on the East Coast.
    Another summer highlight will come in August when Lee will be accompanied by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at his first headline show at Red Rocks .Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo.
    With the release of his self-titled debut for Blue Note Records in 2004, Lee turned heads in the music industry, and since then the former schoolteacher has collaborated with Norah Jones, Lucinda Williams, Calexico and the Zac Brown Band.
    He followed his debut with "Supply and Demand" (2006), "Last Days at the Lodge" (2008) and "Mission Bell" (2011).
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