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Bardavon in Poughkeepsie presents singer/songwriter Amos Lee on December 5

by @ Bob Margolis
November 29, 2010 04:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Amos Lee
Amos Lee
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Mixing together R & B and folk influences, former elementary school teacher Amos Lee has a soulful voice and plaintive songwriting style that conjure the likes of Bill Withers and James Taylor. The Philadelphia native’s thoughtful brand of music has seen him collaborate with kindred spirit and Blue Note stablemate Norah Jones and tour with legends Bob Dylan and John Prine. In fact, while Lee’s smooth, husky vocals and simple, jazzy arrangements place him comfortably in the world of coffeehouse soul, he also displays a knack for exploring evocative, socially conscious realms with a true author’s touch; songs like “Careless” and “Night Train” find him in the same tradition as his folk heroes.

Such a balance has allowed the singer to make a lasting impression and earn a devoted following that remains strong five years after his debut: Even though Lee hasn’t released an album since 2008’s Last Days at the Lodge, he is now able to fill larger rooms, including the Bardavon, where he plays on December 5 at 7 p.m. Expect tunes from his back catalogue and a smattering of new ones, since he has a new record, Mission Bell, slated for a late January 2011 release. Great date music! 

 Tickets cost $33 general admission, $28 for Bardavon members and are available at the Bardavon box office at 35 Market Street in Poughkeepsie, (845) 473-2072; at the UPAC box office at 601 Broadway in Kingston, (845) 339-6088; or via TicketMaster at (800) 745-3000.

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