PORTLAND — It’s a fact – Amos Lee has sold out every show he’s headlined in Portland, and he returns on July 8 for a hat trick. Tickets are currently on sale for the performer who is opening for the Dave Matthews Band on tour this summer.
Lee makes a stop at Port City Music Hall as he continues to tour on his last album, “Last Days at the Lodge.” “Last Days” is Lee’s third record, following his first two critically acclaimed and tremendously successful records: “Supply and Demand” from 2006 and his self-titled debut from 2005.
A great deal of the current evolution of Lee’s sound can certainly be attributed to the large amount of time he has spent on the road over the last six years. From several worldwide headlining tours to supporting slots with the likes of Bob Dylan, Merle Haggard, Van Morrison and Paul Simon, his education on stage has been deep. He has been featured in the New York Times, been hailed as an artist to watch in Rolling Stone, and has performed several times on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” as well as “The Today Show.” He has also appeared on “The Late Show with David Letterman.”
Lee’s first two records combined have sold over a half million copies worldwide, and the critics have been effusive over his achievements: NPR’s Tom Moon claimed that Lee’s voice “triangulates Bill Withers, Terry Callier and Ray Charles,” while People Magazine called him “something special” in their critic’s choice, four-star review of the second record. Entertainment Weekly said Lee “crafts concise, soulful songs,” and Paste felt his sound “conjures intimations of a neo-Sam Cooke laced with Donny Hathaway,” while Billboard hailed that “Lee proves that real emotion and true artistry are not always wasted on youth.” USA Today said that Lee “artfully walks the line that divides sensitivity from sentimentality, and applies his soulful voice with equal grace.”
Tickets are available at Bull Moose Music stores and online at www.portcitymusichall.com General admission tickets are $25 and day-of-show tickets are $28. VIP seated tickets are $45. This is a 21-plus event.