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The title of Amos Lee's second album, "Supply and Demand," might be a jab at the commercial realities of the music biz... or it might be an embrace of them. The Philly-born singer-songwriter found a folk-pop groove on his self-titled debut that hit the sweet spot and reached #2 on the Billboard "Heatseekers" chart and got a track on a couple of TV shows, including the season finale of "Grey's Anatomy." That debut was produced by Norah Jones Band bassist Lee Alexander and featured Jones, who had hired Lee as her opening act on tour, on several tracks. This time out, singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant is at the production helm, but the production is low-key and unobstrusive.