Amos Lee has announced the release of As The Crow Flies, featuring six previously unheard songs as a CD, digital, and 10"-vinyl EP, on February 14th, 2012.
The songs were recorded during the sessions for Lee's critically acclaimed album Mission Bell, which was produced by Calexico frontman and multi-instrumentalist Joey Burns. The tracks on As The Crow Flies are also produced by Burns and feature musical backing by Burns and Calexico drummer John Convertino.
This month, Lee wraps up an amazing year with his final live performances of 2011, which include an appearance at KBCO's Holiday Concert Series in Denver with Brett Dennen on December 9th, and two shows with one of Lee's heroes, singer-songwriter John Prine, on the 16th and 17th.
In other Lee news, on November 19th, PBS began airing ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival featuring the genre's established and rising artists performing at the 10th Americana Music Association Honors and Awards ceremony at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, where Lee joined a line-up that included Robert Plant, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Civil Wars, and The Avett Brothers.
The track-listing for As The Crow Flies is as follows:
"May I Remind You"
"Mama Sail To Me"
"There I Go Again"
Lee's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
12/09 Denver, CO Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre (w/Brett Dennen)
12/16 Mobile, AL Saenger Theatre (w/John Prine)
12/17 New Orleans, LA Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts (w/John Prine)
01/16 Amsterdam Paradiso (w/The Punch Brothers) SOLD-OUT
01/17 Amsterdam Paradiso (w/The Punch Brothers) SOLD-OUT
01/19 Paris La Cigale (w/The Punch Brothers)
01/21 London Shepherd's Bush Empire (w/The Punch Brothers)