Five-Star Fridays

Friday, February 25th, 2011

I really like the new Amos Lee album. It has a free, ambient vibe. There are also two excellent duets, one with Willie Nelson, the other with Lucinda Williams. One of my favorite cuts below. Agitator readers might also want to check out this little libertarian anthem Lee wrote and recorded.

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8 Responses to “Five-Star Fridays”

  1. #1 |  Stephen | 

    Something went nuts with the embeded video. (both my browsers see it as a scrambled up mess)

  2. #2 |  Steve Verdon | 

    Wow that didn’t work did it.

  3. #3 |  Kevin | 

    So is that country, new country, alt.country, adult alternative or what? Doesn’t matter, really. It’s a terrific tune, and very little twang in the singing. Nice arrangement, although the acoustic rhythm guitar is a bit relentless. I liked it a lot, and I don’t like country music for the most part. Thanks for introducing me to a new artist.

  4. #4 |  goober1223 | 

    Amos Lee’s song “Colors” was in the movie “Just Like Heaven” that my wife and I watched on our first date. I didn’t know it at the time, but I already had a copy of the CD given to me from a friend that I hadn’t taken the time to listen to. That whole CD is fantastic. Simple, quiet, yet apparently full and complex. Gotta see what he did with his other albums and this song (can’t get to anything from work).

  5. #5 |  goober1223 | 

    @ Kevin,

    I can’t see the video, but from the wiki and my own experience his style seems best described as “folk” or “soul”. See songs like “Colors” and “Keep It Loose, Keep It Tight” for what has created his subtle popularity.

  6. #6 |  Salt | 

    Great one Radley. Thanks.

  7. #7 |  Pam | 

    well, if it’s country, they’re playing it on the progressive station in Chicago. That’s where I first heard Steve Earle too. T’aint no such thing as country in Chicago.

  8. #8 |  Gordon | 

    I don’t know what it is, but I sure like it! Thanks for the share, Radley, now off to find more…

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