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Looking forward to playing as part of Songs for Kids Foundation’s 500 Songs for Kids fundraising event this year. Come say hey in Atl:

Sat. March 26thVinyl @ Center Stage– Atlanta, GA (8pm)
Pay what you want.. all proceeds go to Songs for Kids’ good work.

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A fine review of Archer’s Arrow came in via UK’s Maverick Magazine. See below for the kind words.

And this week, catch Adam along with Adam Poulin (violin & soundscapes) open for the excellent guitarist/songwriter Aaron Lee Tasjan and his band in Athens, GA:
WED. MARCH 2ndThe Foundry– Athens, GA
Doors @ 5:30pm; Adam @ 7:30pm sharp; $6 adv./$8 door. Grab tix here.

Maverick review, in full, below:
Rustic country/folk rock from the Athens, GA troubadour
This is the sixth such offering from singer/songwriter Adam Klein who it seems can’t release albums frequently enough to keep up with his prolific song-writing. Released on his own Cowboy Angel label, the album is Klein’s most powerful, rawest and rockiest effort to date. Soaring electric guitar, organ with throbbing drums and bass give things a distinctive West Coast feel and at times it’s almost possible to draw a comparison with Neil Young and Crazy Horse. In fact, Klein pays homage to Young, covering one of his more obscure numbers, “Bad Fog of Loneliness”. Jason Eshelman (drums), Andy Pope (bass) and David Weiglein (electric guitar) make up the core of the backing band with producer Bronson Tew adding finishing touches on a variety of instruments. Contributions from Eric Carlton (keyboards) and Stuart Cole (bass) of Mississippi roots outfit Jimbo Mathus & the Tri-State Coalition lift the bar even higher. Things calm down for the final two tracks, “Wild Goose Chase” and “Heartbreak Airplane”; a couple gentle ballads, but otherwise Klein maintains a great rocking tempo throughout to create a thoroughly listenable set. “Boybutante Dreams”, about a man transitioning to a woman, emphasizes that the artist is confident tackling the most controversial of subjects, and it’s a great song. I particularly liked the opening track “Song for a New Year” which sets the pace and tone for much of the rest of the album. This one is sure to find its way into my CD tray pretty regularly.”- John Roffey

Cheers!

Hello 2016

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Welcome to the new year. Sad to see so many great, important musicians passing on these past few weeks.

What’s new? Here’s a bit of an update:
Archer’s Arrow is only 1/3 of a year old at this point. Visit the Store page or links to the right to download your copy and rock out.

Did a video shoot for unreleased song “Mine War” this weekend thanks to Braeden Orr of Single Serving Pictures and SCAD in Atlanta. Keep an eye out for that.

The Wild Fires are reconfiguring slightly and will be out playing some regional shows this spring and summer. You won’t wanna miss this powerhouse line-up! And…

The next album, Low Flyin’ Planes, was recorded at Dial Back Sound studio in Mississippi not too long ago, and we plan on mixing it in the spring. Really excited for that one to get out and be heard. Had a crack team of players lay it down including Bronson Tew, Crash Cason, Matt Patton (The Dexateens, Drive-By Truckers), Stu ‘Baby’ Cole (Jimbo Mathus), Kell Kellum, and Will McCarley. Our friend Jeff Shipman was on hand documenting the proceedings for a short film. Look for an opportunity in the next few months to pre-order the album, get a hold of other prizes, and help get this sucker launched in late 2016 or 2017!

Stay close, y’all..
-adam

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Z: The Beginning..

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Hey y’all. Adam here. I had the pleasure of working on a new Amazon pilot, Z: The Beginning of Everything, starring Christina Ricci and directed by the talented Tim Blake Nelson. I play the Band Leader and can be seen and heard singing the old Fats Waller ragtime/jazz tune “A Good Man is Hard to Find”.

You can watch the show via Amazon Prime here. Also, visit Amazon here to vote for Z to be picked up and developed as the next Amazon Original Series!

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Dialin’ back…

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Hello from Dial Back Sound in Water Valley, MS. Started recording the next record this week with producer/engineer Bronson Tew, bassist Matt Patton, Crash Cason back on electric guitar, Eric Carlton on keys, and other fine local Mississippi players. Gonna be a good one.

Stepping out of the studio today to play the wonderful Thacker Mountain Radio show in Oxford, and will be in the heart of the Delta tomorrow at the Shack Up Inn in Clarksdale.

Coming soon: Pleased to be back in Washington, DC, playing Gypsy Sally’s (Sat. Nov. 14th), and to open for the one & only James McMurtry at The Foundry in Athens on Wed. Nov. 18th! Scroll down and also visit the Tour page for full info.