Writer’s Room: Amos Lee

[caption id="attachment_215798" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Photo by Brantley Gutierrez[/caption] It has been seven years since Amos Lee had the #1 album on the Billboard charts with Mission Bell. That success increased his audience to a size that might be hard to relate to — or even imagine. But Lee found a way to keep his music personal by volunteering to sing to individual patients in hospitals through organizations such as the Wounded Warrior Project, Musicians on Call and the Melodic Caring Project. It was the latter group that put him in touch with Maya, a seven-year-old Seattle girl isolated in quarantine as she battled cancer. Lee couldn’t be in the same room with her, but he could communicate through FaceTime, singing whatever song she requested, whether it be the Beatles or Meghan Trainor. During a radio-promo tour to Virginia, Lee discussed his relationship with Maya and how it helped to inspire his new album, My New Moon. Did you ever get to meet Maya face-to-face? After I got the good news that she was in remission, I met her whole family. It was me and Maya on the couch with her brother Braden, with her father and grandmother in the room.…

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