PERFORMANCES INCLUDE THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO, ELLEN, NPR’S “ALL THINGS CONSIDERED,” AND “WORLD CAFÉ” THIS WEEK AND TAVIS SMILEY, THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, AND THE EARLY SHOW IN FEBRUARY AFTER WRAPPING UP U.S. HEADLINING TOUR, LEE WILL PERFORM AT NEW ORLEANS JAZZ AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL ON APRIL 30TH
January 25th, 2011 — New York, NY — Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Amos Lee will make a series of upcoming television and radio appearances over the next month as he rides a wave of critical praise for his brand-new album Mission Bell, which is out today on Blue Note Records. Lee will appear on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on January 26th and The Ellen DeGeneres Show on January 28th. Also on the 28th, Lee will be featured on NPR’s “World Café” program, which will broadcast a performance by and interview with Lee that can be heard on more than 200 stations nationwide. Additionally, Lee will appear on PBS’s Tavis Smiley on February 1st, The Late Show With David Letterman on February 16th, and The Early Show on February 18th. Yesterday, Lee was featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered.”
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Three tracks from Mission Bell will be made available as free downloads this week. “Windows Are Rolled Down” will be available at more than 8,000 U.S. stores as a Starbucks Pick of the Week iTunes download beginning January 26th, iTunes will feature “Violin” as their free “Discovery Download” selection for the week of January 25th through the 31st, and “El Camino” will be Amazon MP3’s “Free Country Song of Week” beginning January 25th.
Lee is currently on the road for his 2011 U.S. headlining tour in support of Mission Bell, which includes a performance for NPR’s Mountain Stage live music program, broadcast from Charleston, West Virginia, on April 24th. (Please visit Amos Lee’s show page for tour dates). When the tour concludes on April 29th, Lee will travel to Louisiana to perform on the Gentilly Stage at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on April 30th. Please visit the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival page for more information.
Produced by Calexico’s Joey Burns, Mission Bell is Lee’s richest and most fully formed recording to date, displaying an array of emotions unified by his eclectic taste and distinctive vocals. With a remarkable set of guests — including Lucinda Williams, Willie Nelson, Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam, Priscilla Ahn, Pieta Brown, and James Gadson — and the musical backing of Calexico, the album marks the arrival of Lee as a mature artist who continues to explore his musical and thematic interests.