Amos Lee to perform free concert with West Texas Symphony

Amos Lee to perform free concert with West Texas Symphony

Singer-songwriter Amos Lee will perform a free concert with the West Texas Symphony at the Al G. Langford Chaparral Center at Midland College (MC) on Saturday, March 23.

It’s part of the Phyllis and Bob Cowan Performing Arts series. Tickets are not required for general admission seating.  The show starts at 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m.

Born in Philadelphia, Lee graduated from the University of South Carolina with an English degree, went on to work as a schoolteacher and bartender, then pursued a career in music. Since then, he’s recorded eight albums, encompassing styles of folk, rock and soul.  His music appeared on the soundtracks of numerous TV shows and movies and he’s also performed as a featured artist on the PBS series Bluegrass Underground.

On his most recent album Dreamland, Lee documents his real-world struggles of alienation, anxiety, loneliness and despair.

“For most of my life I’ve walked into rooms thinking, ‘I don’t belong here,’” Lee said. “I’ve come to the realization that I’m too comfortable as an isolated person, and I want to reach out more. This record came from questioning my connections to other people, to myself, to my past and to the future.”

Reserved seats are available for Midland College Distinguished Donors and Friends of the Series ($1,000 annual donation).  For information about these opportunities, contact the Midland College Foundation, (432) 685-4526.

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