Amos Lee Takes Over the Orpheum Theater
Mar 21 2019

Amos Lee Takes Over the Orpheum Theater

By: Steve Hatley

Born Ryan Anthony Massaro, Amos Lee is a well-rounded singer-songwriter, whose stylings are wrapped around an Americana sound, that embodies folk and soul elements. Lee is, by all means, the definition of humble. Throughout his performance at the Orpheum theater, Lee couldn't help praising his band for bringing the solo tunes her had recorded to a whole new life.  He also praised the city and couldn't properly explanation the magic here, but acknowledged its presence.  He said the city has its own flow a and should be over though; one should just go with it.  

Lee kept the quaint, sit down show, at bay for most of the evening.  It wasn't that Lee didn't want a reaction from the crowd, but understood that they were there to soak up every minute.  When things did get rowdy, Lee was extremely happy and fed off that energy.

The set had a nice flow with most of the material coming from his S/T album and last year's Mission Bell.  The crowd was extremely excited to hear "Night Train" and the encore ender, "A Woman's Love."  Also, in the encore, Lee paid homage to the city with a shout out to the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and doing a cover of Jesse Hill’s “Ooh Poo Pah Doo.”

Within Lee humbleness came stories of happiness and sorrow.  These moments made Lee seem even more larger than life.  As he talked about the inspiration behind his song “Little Light”  you could hear a pin drop in the audience, his juxtaposition with the song itself was one of the most energy driven moments of the evening. 

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