Amos Lee introduced himself to the world through his 2005 self-titled debut. With his elegant vocals and honest songs, Lee gathered an even larger fan base with his albums “Supply and Demand” and “Last Days at the Lodge.”

In 2008, Lee broke out with his highly acclaimed album “Mission Bell,” which featured numerous guests, including Willie Nelson and Lucinda Williams.

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For his latest effort “Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song,” Lee went into the studio with the goal of making the creation process as simple as possible.

“I used my touring band,” he explained. “Working with (producer) Jay Joyce (The Wallflowers/Patti Griffin/Cage the Elephant) made everything fluid, creative and open. When the creative process is open, it eliminates confusion.”

Lee took a brave approach to recording “Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song.” He took his touring band into the studio and cut the album live. While recording live in the studio can be a long and tedious process, it came easy to Lee. He credits the success of this live recording with his and his band’s prior preparation. A number of special guests joined Lee in the studio for the recording of this album, including Patty Griffin, Alison Krauss and Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band).

“There are people that I’ve crossed paths with along the way that I am inspired by,” Lee said.

“When I get a chance to work with them, I do my best to make it happen.”

Lee will be celebrating his second appearance at Hangout Fest, and he is looking forward to “a really unique experience as an artist.” Lee is also preparing to give the Hangout Fest crowd a memorable presentation of his new music. Along with a full-band experience, he will also incorporate numerous instruments and a gospel choir into the mix.

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Date: Sat., May 17, 3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
Stage: Hangout Stage