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Amos Lee on World Cafe | February 21, 2011 |

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An elementary school teacher turned musician, Philadelphia's Amos Leetakes his inspiration from the soul and folk artists of the '70s, includingJohn Prine, Neil Young, James Taylor and Bill Withers.
Last Days at the Lodge came out in 2008, and reception for its alt-folk sound was enthusiastic. Lee took the feedback and brought together a standout list of people and music for his newest album, Mission Bell, released this week. The album features Willie Nelson, Lucinda Williams,Priscilla Ahn, Pieta Brown and Calexico as guests.
Here, Lee performs live in the WXPN studios and chats with World Cafe host David Dye. (link)


HOUR ONE

Willie Dixon "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man" I Am The Blues
Lucinda Williams "Buttercup" Blessed
Grateful Dead "Cumberland Blues" Workingman's Dead
Lissie "In Sleep" Catching A Tiger
Amos Lee "El Camino" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Amos Lee "Windows Are Rolled Down" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Amos Lee "Violin" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Amos Lee "Flower" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Amos Lee "Jesus" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Wheat "I Met A Girl" Too Much Time EP
Modest Mouse "Satellite Skin" No One's First, And You're Next
Telekinesis! "you Turn Clear In The Sun" 12 Desperate Straight Lines
 
HOUR TWO
 
Local Natives "Sun Hands" Gorilla Manor
Sidi Toure "Bon Koum" Shael Folk
Paul Simon "The Afterlife" So Beautiful Or So What
The Cure "Just Like Heaven" Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
Pearl Jam "Just Breathe" Backspacer
Teddy Thompson "Looking For A Girl" Bella
Joe Jackson "Is She Really Going Out With Him" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
The Smith Westerns "Weekend" Dye It Blonde
The Abyssinians "Satta Massagana" Satta Massagana
Drive-by Truckers "Used To Be a Cop" Go Go Boot
Broken Records "A Darkness Rises Up" Let Me Come Home
U2 "I Will Follow" Boy
Beach House "Zebra" Teen Dream