Genre: Folk, Rock, Soul
Amos Lee garnered the attention of discerning music fans and fellow artists with his self-titled debut in 2004. He has also collaborated and toured with Norah Jones, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and Lucinda Williams. For his fifth album, 2013’s Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song, Philadelphia native Lee brought his band to Nashville to a new studio with a new producer. The location allowed several remarkable guests to participate including Alison Krauss and Patty Griffin. "I enjoy the unplanned things that happen in the studio," says Lee. The shapes that things take, the manipulation of sounds—it's a learning process for me. I can't do that when I'm just writing on my guitar. Usually, the stuff you like the most wasn't what was planned anyway, so I try not to put too much pressure on it because then the fun leaves."
The name Desert Noises—like many of the Utah-based band’s songs on their debut full-length 27 Ways—came out of a dream that popped into front-man Kyle Henderson’s head while sleeping. “I just woke up and wrote it down on a piece of paper,” says the 24-year-old. Joined by fellow twenty-something cohorts in bassist Tyler Osmond (yes, those Osmonds), guitar shredder Patrick Boyer and drummer Brennan Allen, the foursome set out in a van three years ago and haven’t stopped since. 27 Ways has been released on L.A-based indie label SQE Music. The constant roadwork, including high-visibility gigs at the Austin City Limits Festival and LouFest in St.Louis, have led the band to learn more about the outside world, and at the same time appreciate where they came from.