Amos Heller began playing upright bass in the Charlottesville, Virginia public school system at the age of ten. He played classical upright over the next ten years, studying with Israeli virtuoso Mark Bernat, and winning a spot in the Miami University symphony orchestra.
He received his first electric bass when he was thirteen, and like most other thirteen-year-olds, joined a terrible band that knew three songs. Throughout high school, and college he played any genre of music that would have him, going from top 40 cover bands to Frank Zappa-inspired rock to Christian worship to small-combo jazz.
He would spend the next decade making an impression on the Cincinnati music scene, working with artists such as Ric Hordinski (Over the Rhine, Monk), Phil Keaggy, Ellery, Oval Opus and David Wilcox. While gaining studio experience, he toured with blues legend Chris Beard, and with RCA rock act July for Kings, among others.
Amos moved to Nashville in the fall of 2005, and has already amassed an impressive resume. In the years since making the move, he has toured or recorded with Josh Gracin, Rhett Akins, Mindy MacCready, and Taylor Swift. He has played arenas and amphitheatres all over North America, and did a brief tour of U.S. bases in Iraq with the Stars for Stripes. He has shared the stage with just about every big name in country music.
Since late 2007 Amos has been part of Taylor Swift’s touring band, playing stages across the world and television appearances that run the gamut from a CMT Crossroads with Def Leppard to the 2009 Miley Cyrus movie. He has appeared in numerous music videos and on just about every country awards show there is.
Throughout 2009 Amos will be on the road with Taylor Swift, headlining arenas on the “Fearless” tour, and opening selected dates with Keith Urban.