About the Event
Amos Lee creates the rare kind of music that’s emotionally raw yet touched with a certain magical quality. The artist emerged in the mid-2000s, balancing his love of classic singer-songwriter folk with blues, country, and ’70s-style R&B. Drawing upon an array of influences, including Bob Dylan, Bill Withers, John Prine, and Otis Redding, Lee garnered critical praise and chart success with albums like his eponymous 2001 Blue Note debut and 2011’s Mission Bell, the latter of which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.
While Dylanesque folk remains his creative touchstone, Lee has branched out over time, delving into orchestral pop and exploring both vintage and contemporary R&B textures. On his eighth album, Dreamland, released in February 2022, the Philadelphia-born singer-songwriter intimately documents his real-world struggles (alienation, anxiety, loneliness, despair), an outpouring born from deliberate and often painful self-examination.
With his laid-back vocal delivery and earthy acoustic sound, Lee has toured as an opening act for numerous notable artists, including Norah Jones, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, Paul Simon, Merle Haggard, Van Morrisson, John Prine, Dave Matthews Band, Adele, Jack Johnson, and David Gray, among others. He has also performed as a featured artist on the PBS series Bluegrass Underground, as well as on several late-night TV shows. In addition, his music has appeared on the soundtracks of various TV shows and movies.
Prior to launching his solo career, Chicago singer-songwriter-pianist Neal Francis cut his teeth at a young age first as a blues sideman, then as a member of a promising funk ensemble, The Heard. He later developed a retro-driven style, blending classic R&B with New Orleans rhythms, blues, and a healthy dose of early-’70s rock, launching a solo career with his 2019 debut album, Changes. The album landed on best-of-the-year lists from the likes of KCRW, KEXP, and The Current. Along with earning lavish acclaim, Changes led to such triumphs as performing live on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, sharing the stage with members of The Meters at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and touring with such acts as Lee Fields & The Expressions and Black Pumas.
Two years later, he released his sophomore effort, In Plain Sight, mixed by GRAMMY® Award-winner Dave Fridmann. On his new album, Francis offers up a body of work both strangely enchanted and painfully self-aware, unfolding in songs sparked from Greek myths and frenzied dreams and late-night drives in the depths of summer delirium. True to its charmed complexity, the artist’s second full-length came to life over the course of a tumultuous year spent living in a possibly haunted church in Chicago. The result: a portrait of profound upheaval and weary resilience, presented in a kaleidoscopic sound that’s endlessly absorbing.
Current Covid-19 Guidelines:
In an effort to create the safest possible environment for our guests, all attendees (including children 5 years old and younger) must show proof of vaccination OR supply a negative Covid-19 medical test result (taken within 72 hours prior to each event), before entering the Lobero (over-the-counter tests will not be accepted). Masks are no longer required indoors for vaccinated individuals, but are recommended. Masks are required for unvaccinated individuals. The Lobero staff and ushers have all been fully vaccinated. Adults must show photo ID.
$131 - VIP
(VIP ticket includes premier seating and a pre-show reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres)
$85 - Section A
$66 - Section B