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Philly folk rock singer/songwriter Amos Lee plays Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on July 30

Philly folk rock singer/songwriter Amos Lee plays Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on July 30
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From a press release:

It was announced today that Philadelphia folk rock singer/songwriter Amos Lee will make his debut at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, July 30 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $29.50, $39.50, $49.50, and $59.50, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, March 31 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins Wednesday, March 29 at 10 a.m.

Amos Lee, born in Philly as Ryan Anthony Massaro, worked as a teacher and bartender while pursuing a career as a singer/songwriter and eventually scored a record deal from Blue Note Records after his manager submitted his demo.

He toured with labelmate Norah Jones and Bob Dylan, and then on his own before recording his self-titled debut album in 2005, showcasing his unique fusion of folk, jazz, and rock, anchored by his sophisticated songwriting and soulful voice.

The following year, Lee released his sophomore effort “Supply and Demand,” featuring the single “Shout Out Loud,” and put out his third album, “Last Days at the Lodge,” in 2008, diversifying his instrumentation and enhancing his neo soul sound.

In 2011, his fourth studio album, “Mission Bell,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. It had appearances by Lucinda Williams and Willie Nelson and featured his hit single “Windows are Rolled Down.”

Lee then released his folky, country-tinged fifth album “Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song,” that was recorded in Nashville in 2013, which featured vocal support from the likes of Alison Krauss and Patty Griffin.

In recent years, Lee has captivated tickets owners in concert with Elvis Costello, Paul Simon, Van Morrison, and Adele. With his most recent album, “Spirit,” he makes his biggest creative leap yet, acting as his own producer.