WRITTEN BY JARREAU FREEMAN
@JarreauFreeman on Twitter
Amos Lee, a folk, blues singer-songwriter from Philadelphia and David Gray, an indie, rock singer-songwriter from the UK, are headlining a tour across the United States, and lucky for us, landing at The Mann Center, a Philadelphia-based, outdoor concert venue, June 19.
Lee’s soulful, bluesy voice has set him apart in Americana music, with acclaimed albums such as “Supply and Demand” (2006), “Last Days at the Lodge” (2008), “Mission Bell” (2011) and “Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song” (2011), which was cited by The New York Times as “serenely sure-footed.”
Gray, whose career spans decades, with three No.1 albums, including the popular “White Ladder” (1998) has broadened his horizons with his tenth studio album “Mutineers” (2014). The indie-rocker has reworked his sound and recently told Ticket correspondent Fern Brodkin that “Mutineers,” “was a re-appraisal of everything.”
“I felt restless,” he said. “I didn’t want it to be the same thing again. I was bored of where I was at. I needed something else. I wanted the music to have some kind of energy, some uplift, some sense of discovery …”
Join Ticket Entertainment Reporter Jarreau Freeman on Twitter @JarreauFreeman, for a live tweeting event, as she brings the energy of Lee and Gray’s show to the twitterverse from The Mann, June 19 at 7:30 p.m. Follow along, ask questions or engage using #leegray15. And then keep an out for a recap of the show at www.tickettoentertainment.com.