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Press Play: My aim is pretty much to share a favorite artist or someone that I’ve heard on the non-commercial station that I listen to, WFUV.org. This week I’d like to highlight Amos Lee, a singer songwriter from Philadelphia. He’s an ex-teacher/bartender, although I’m pretty clear that he was not tending bar as he taught. I believe there are laws against that sort of thing – even in Philadelphia.
The first time I heard him I was driving in the car and he was singing “Arms of a Woman”. Unlike DIESEL, I had no burning desire to bear his septuplets (hey I’m a woman, I know better). But I did fall in love with his voice and snapped up his self-titled cd immediately. That was early 2005. Another cd, Supply and Demand has just been released which I am sure won’t disappoint. He has a beautifully smooth voice and displays some nice sounding acoustic guitar work. It sounds as if he could be sitting out on the porch picking and singing – a real mix of blues, folk and soul. This is a little feature from NPR about the time his first album came out which is a nice “by way of introduction” type of piece:
Here he is in the slicked up studio version video of Arms of a Woman. I hope you share the love:
If not, I hope you will at least share a latte cause I have not had mine yet.
Okay, all enjoy your Saturday. Ah DOUGIE, would it be overkill if we continued to wish you Happy Almost Birthday? Yeah? Too bad. In keeping with your story, ’tis your own TWITCH OF FATE. Happy Almost Birthday.
~ DJ LAMPSHA
Ah, almost forgot! My daughter seeks your input on a pressing matter. She thinks that I shouldn’t go by “G” any longer but something with a few more letters. In that vein, she has installed a poll on her sidebar where you may place a vote. It’s the American Way. Now I’m not saying I’ll honor the outcome of that poll (which is also the American way), but go vote over in MUFFINLAND if you are so inclined.
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