Amos Lee has announced a new string of summer tour dates with Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, extending an already busy stretch this spring. The newly announced shows will include a stop in Huber Heights, OH at Rose Music Center on Tuesday, July 16th.
Amos Lee’s new album My New Moon is out now on Dualtone and has received some of the highest praise of his career, with Billboard calling it “the most personal and deeply felt of his seven studio albums.” The record debuted at #1 on their Rock and Americana/Folk charts and #2 on the Independent Album chart, with raves elsewhere from Salon (“music to help listeners heal”), NPR Music (“soulful voice and empathetic lyrics”), Rolling Stone (“haunting folk songwriting”) and beyond.
Watch Amos’ recent performance on Rachael Ray, where he played his single “Little Light” — a My New Moon highlight dedicated to a nine-year-old girl named Maya, who Amos grew close with as she battled and beat cancer: https://rach.tv/2HC2TEK
And listen to the track’s newly released “Mighty Maya Mix” here, featuring vocals from Maya herself: https://spoti.fi/2OgeVVK
Amos just kicked off his first run of 2019 shows over the weekend, but his tour is already getting buzz with the Philly Inquirer naming his hometown stop one of the “biggest concerts coming to Philadelphia” this year. The Indianapolis Star-Tribune and New Orleans Magazine also highlighted him as a must-see act this year. In their review of his recent performance at The Ryman, Nashville Noise says “he’s sure to make your night a religious experience.”
Bruce Hornsby, the creatively insatiable pianist and singer-songwriter, always has succeeded on his exceptional gifts, his training, and his work ethic. He became a global name in music by reimagining American roots forms as songs that moved with the atmospheric grace of jazz. “The Way It Is” defined sonic joy on the radio, however as a hit record it also evidenced a thrilling re-structuring, and during the years afterward Hornsby, in staggeringly diverse ways, has kept going.
He has returned to traditional American roots forms, collaborating with Ricky Skaggs. He has played with the Grateful Dead. He has fused the plunk and dazzle of twentieth-century modernist classical composition to singer-songwriter emotional inquiries. He has scored films. He has performed with symphony orchestras. If the sound of an arrogant air-conditioner or a stretch of rude playing caught his ear, he has entered the hallowed doors of the conservatories of punk. So, when Hornsby describes Absolute Zero, his new album, as “a compendium of what I like and moves me,” don’t expect perhaps a thing or two new. Prepare for a multi- faceted ride.
There is precedent for musical artists moving from the mainstream of popular music to… somewhere else. This stripe of music evolution over time clearly has another member to add to its small and restless club. It’s Bruce Hornsby, a great re-structuralist from the beginning and onward. Absolute Zero constitutes absolute 2019 proof. And all you need to hear it is a set of open ears.
Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning at 11am on Friday, March 22nd at Ticketmaster.com and RoseMusicCenter.com. Dates, times and artists subject to change without notice. All events rain or shine.