Amos Lee Rolls Out ‘Mountains of Sorrow’ Fall Tour
Ahead of his new album Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song, due for release on October 8th 2013 via Blue Note Records, Philadelphia singer Amos Lee has just announced a series of fall tour dates beginning on November 5th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The tour is scheduled to end on November 30th in Knoxville, Tennessee and sees Lee span the East coast and parts of the South.
$1 from each ticket sale will also go direct to Musicians On Call, a non-profit organization who aim to fund numerous musicians’ trips to the bedsides of patients too ill to attend concerts in various hospital and healthcare facilities.
If that doesn’t make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, then you’re an inhumane monster and should probably go to your doctor to see if they can help you with that.
Amos Lee has been a long time supporter of the organization, volunteering for their Bedside Performance Programs in Philadelphia for a number of years, performing at benefits and spreading the word about their work more generally.
A statement from the Musicians On Call website, from Amos Lee, suggests that Amos Lee is a really nice guy, actually (I’m saying ‘Amos Lee’ too much; it’s freaking me out):
“Some of my most meaningful moments as a musician have been with XPN Musicians On Call…You get to connect with people on more of a human personal level than at any other time. You get to witness the transformative power of music, and until you behold of something like that, it’s more of an abstract notion. It reminds me that music is not a means to an end but rather an ever-flowing body that nurtures us, challenges us and connects us all.”
Embrace that ever-flowing nurturing body, Amos!
Ahem. So, even if you hate the guy (how can you, after all that?), buying a ticket is both an act of fun (well, I suppose not if you hate him) AND an act of charity. See: being good can be fun!