Amos Lee was born Ryan Anthony Massaro on June 22, 1977 in Philadelphia and graduated an English major from the University of South Carolina. After graduation, he worked as a teacher and bartender as he pursued a career as a singer-songwriter, and scored a record deal from Blue Note Records after his manager submitted his demo. He toured with labelmate Norah Jones and Bob Dylan, and then on his own before recording his self-titled debut album in 2005, showcasing his unique fusion of folk, jazz, and rock, anchored by his sophisticated songwriting and soulful voice. The following year, Lee released his sophomore effort Supply and Demand featuring the single "Shout Out Loud", and put out his third album Last Days at the Lodge in 2008, diversifying his instrumentation and enhancing his neo soul sound. In 2011, his fourth studio album Mission Bell debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, with appearances by Lucinda Williams and Willie Nelson, and featured his hit single "Windows are Rolled Down". In recent years, Lee has captivated tickets owners in concert with Elvis Costello, Paul Simon, Van Morrison, and Adele, and he just released his folky, country-tinged fifth album Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song in October 2013, recorded in Nashville with vocal support from Alison Krauss and Patty Griffin.