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Amos Lee Is "Mighty" Inspired

Amos Lee struggled to find his sense of purpose as an artist until he had a career-changing encounter with fans who were grieving the loss of their child and found solace in his music. Since then, Lee has drawn inspiration from connecting in meaningful ways with the people he meets. In this special episode, we travel to Seattle to meet "Mighty Maya" who inspired Lee to write the song "Little Light" for his new album My New Moon. Lee met Maya when she was 7 years old, shortly after she was diagnosed with kidney cancer and sent her songs to cheer her up. In turn, Amos Lee found continued meaning on his artistic path. We sit down with Maya, her family and Lee to reminisce about their special friendship and listen to the music it led to.

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