Amos Lee - Supply And Demand

I remember when I first heard Amos Lee. It was Arms of a Woman off his debut release. The song was so simple, quiet, yet very powerful; you could feel the emotion come through. It seems that all his music has the quality. He puts his heart and soul behind each song and that feeling is what make his music stand out.

Lee was born in Philadelphia and grew up there and Cherry Hill, New Jersey. After graduating high school, she enrolled at the University of South Carolina and graduating with an English degree. Music entered Lee's life in college when his stepfather gave him an acoustic guitar and he got a job at a record store that specialized in jazz musicians, where he picked up an affinity for Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis.

After college, he moved back to Philadelphia and taught elementary school for two years, but later made the decision to stop teaching in order to pursue a music career. In 2003, he released a self-produced EP that featured five songs and was signed by Blue Note Records soon afterward. The EP sold well in Philadelphia, catching the attention of Norah Jones. Jones invited Lee to open for her on her 2004 tour and her bassist, Lee Alexander, produced his self-title debut album.

Supply and Demand is off his second album of the same name.


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