On Saturday, July 13, at 8 p.m., soul songwriter Amos Lee will perform at Door Community Auditorium (DCA) in Fish Creek. Lee’s fellow Philadelphian songwriter Mutlu opens the show.
Amos Lee’s voice has been described as “honeyed—light amber, mildly sweet, a touch of grain” (The New York Times). Armed with that remarkable voice and evocative songwriting, Amos Lee burst onto the national scene in 2005. Since then, the Philadelphia-born former schoolteacher has toured with Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, collaborated with Norah Jones, Lucinda Williams, and Alison Krauss, and been touted as a favorite songwriter of The Band Perry and Lady Antebellum. Lee’s self-titled debut record has been followed by seven more albums, each showcasing Lee’s remarkable blend of gospel, blues, folk, rock, and soul.
Mountain Xpress calls Lee’s music “smoky, soulful…cathartic and connective.”
Opening the show will be Mutlu. A Philadelphia native and first-generation American of Turkish descent, R&B/folk songwriter Mutlu has already built a substantial fan base in his hometown, winning widespread praise as he tours nationwide with Adele, Katy Perry, John Hiatt, and others.
The Philadelphia Inquirer writes, “Mutlu is a surprising package. He’s a hirsute bear of a man. But park him in front of a microphone and this angelically sweet, soulful voice pours out of him.”
Amos Lee’s performance is made possible with support from presenting sponsors David and Lori Nicholas; major sponsors 106.9 The Lodge, Bob & Paula Cummings, Nicolet Bank, and Peninsula Pulse; and supporting sponsor Wild Tomato Wood-Fired Pizza and Grille.
Amos Lee will perform at DCA at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 13. Tickets for the concert range from $65 to $88. Advance reservations are recommended and can be made through the DCA box office, located at 3926 Highway 42 in Fish Creek. The box office is open Monday-Friday, 12:00-5:00 p.m.Tickets can be purchased in person, on the phone at (920) 868-2728, or online at www.dcauditorium.org.