Lee DeWyze’s father was a postman; that gives him something in common with Brian Eno. Lee has the lyrics to “Father and Son” by Cat Stevens tattooed on one arm, perhaps in relation to arguments he had with his father about whether he should risk becoming an indie singer with all attendant heartbreaks and etc., or whether he should go into the family business of delivering mail to the residents of Mount Prospect, Illinois.

Lee took the other path: “Now there’s a way and I know I must go away,” DeWyze must have sang, emulating Mr. Cat, when he took those fateful steps away from the handtruck full of catalogues, to become the 1st place winner on the 9th season of American Idol. One time paint salesman and zombie fighter (in the movie Deadscapes), DeWyze will have his post-American Idol album due this fall; he performs as part of the American Idols Live 2010 Tour.

Sat. Aug. 14, 7:30pm
Shoreline Amphitheatre
One Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View