Named by Rolling Stone as one of 2005 s Top Ten Artists to Watch, Amos Lee has opened for Bob Dylan and toured with Norah Jones. Pretty heady stuff for a 27-year-old from south Philadelphia who had just quit his last job teaching elementary school and released his first-ever album. Critics and music buffs alike were so enamored by his quiet, understated but soulful singing style that it seemed he could do no wrong.
In this Rhythm Makeover edition, Adam Levy presents his signature electric rhythm guitar techniques and creative approaches. Adam has been featured on recordings by major-label artists such as Norah Jones (her first three albums), Tracy Chapman (New Beginning) and Amos Lee (Amos Lee), and acclaimed indie artists such as Ani DiFranco and Anais Mitchell.
Two classic Hooker LPs, all digitally re-mastered, 22 solid slabs of dark, leathery, brooding nostalgia. This is the electric blues at its very roots. If there’s still anyone out there reading this magazine who hasn’t at least one Hooker album in their collection, then you’re still a long way from qualifying as a blues aficionado. So this is a good place to start. This stripped-bare, one man and a growling electric guitar (on most tracks) music is the stuff those guys who fled the south for the auto production lines in the north used to listen to.