I first listened to Amos Lee in 2005 when he released his self-titled debut album and was impressed by the voice although the quality of the album was a bit uneven. His mix of jazz, soul, folk and blues interested me though and when I saw songwriter George Azzi tweeting about his Lee’s new album “Mission Bell” I had to check it out.
Six years has gone by since the debut and Lee has aged and matured a great deal. Mission Bell is a great accomplishment and full of beautiful singing and songwriting. Everything from the upbeat and nice driving track Windows Are Rolled Down to the Gospel tune Jesus and the soul song Flower it is all a showcase of Lee’s talent.
Mission Bell is a wonderful album.