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Amos Lee

Supply and Demand

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Amos Lee - Supply and Demand
Amos Lee LIVE Shout Out Loud Highline Ballroom NYC
Amos Lee Podcast Episode 4 - Songwriting
1 Shout out Loud  
2 Sympathize  
3 Freedom  
4 Careless  
5 Skipping Stone  
6 Supply and Demand  
7 Sweet Pea  
8 Night Train  
9 Souther Girl  
10 Wind  
11 Long Line of Pain  
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Supply and Demand, the second studio album from Philadelphia native Amos Lee, illuminates his growth from emerging singer-songwriter to established recording artist. From the sparse, powerful, family elegy "Long Line of Pain," to the country-r&b flavored title track, "Supply and Demand," this album is rich with big league songwriting, compelling musicianship and captivating vocals.

To follow up his well received 2005 debut, Lee retraced his roots, teaming with producer Barrie Maguire, with whom Lee worked on his earliest studio recordings in 2002. Their latest collaboration, recorded between Philadelphia and Los Angeles, showcases Lee's multifarious writing style with dynamic arrangements and a well suited sonic palate set forth by engineers Shane Smith and Jim Bottari.

When asked if he felt the pressure typically associated with sophomore albums, Lee explained, "People are always asking what's next, but as a songwriter it can be a bit troubling to get too far ahead of yourself. Most of my life these days is spent either performing songs I've already written, thinking about songs that are half finished, or starting new tunes. I'm aware of people's expectations, but my job is to serve the song, and that's what I focus on."

The bulk of the material on this album was penned either backstage, onstage at soundchecks, or in hotel rooms, as Lee and his band have spent the better part of 3 years on the road, sharing the stage with such legendary artists as Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Merle Haggard, and John Prine. "When guys like that are sitting at the table, you sometimes don't even want to touch your fork, but we showed up every night and stood behind the songs the best we could, and for the most part had a good time doing it."

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