May 16, 2013
Last minute “show” added. I’ll be playing the 500 Songs for Kids event at Smith’s Olde Bar tomorrow night (Friday, May 17th). Will be covering a Vic Chesnutt song, and looking forward to hearing from tons of Atl acts throughout the night. The night benefits Atlanta’s Songs for Kids Foundation. Actually got a fundraising page HERE- have a look and consider supporting this important community effort.
Fine new review in from Athens’ Flagpole Magazine:
“Does anyone remember when Wilco was a real, dyed-in-the-wool country band? In their first release as a unit, Adam Klein & The Wild Fires come awfully close to invoking some of the early period of the mega-band’s output. Sure, there is certainly less grovel in Klein’s voice than in Tweedy’s, but the songwriting on Sky Blue DeVille (and on the title track in particular) is reminiscent of A.M.- to Summerteeth-era Wilco… the album spotlights a singer-songwriter who knows that restraint is often just as important as showing off one’s instrumental prowess. As a result, listeners might also hear the spirit of Big Star’s Alex Chilton living on in many of these songs.”
April 29, 2013
East coast U.S.A.- we’re heading your way this week. Come catch The Wild Fires on the Sky Blue DeVille CD Release tour!
WED May 1st- Casbah- Durham, NC (9pm)
THURS May 2nd- The Schoolhouse- Hillsboro, WV (7:30pm)
FRI May 3rd- Avalon Theatre- Easton, MD (8pm)
SAT May 4th (matinee)- Club Passim- Cambridge, MA (3:30pm sharp!) Stream it live at concertwindow.com!
SAT May 4th (night)- The Bookmill- Montague, MA (8pm)
SUN May 5th- Rockwood Music Hall- New York, NY (6pm sharp!)
MON May 6th- HOMESlyce- Baltimore, MD (8pm)
TUES May 7th- Velvet Lounge- Washington, DC (9pm)
New great review in from Flyin Shoes (UK).
See y’all out there..
April 24, 2013
Big weekend in Athens! Twilight Americana Music Festival is upon us. Tickets for individual shows and wristbands for the entire fest are online here.
Here are some preview articles from Spindle in the UK and Athens’ Flagpole Magazine and Banner Herald.
Adam Klein & The Wild Fires play Sunday @ 4pm:
Hendershot’s Coffee w/ Jim White (2pm), Caroline Herring (3pm), and The Granfalloons (5pm)
We’re off for the CD Release tour next week! Visit Tour page for shows..
April 20, 2013
Whoa. Crazy week up in my old stomping grounds of Boston. Let’s hope things settle into a tranquilo vibe for everyone around the country. Be good citizens and neighbors, people. Three cheers for the law enforcement officers and civic leaders who brought the saga to an end.
Sky Blue DeVille, and its relation to travel, is featured here in an article on the excellent Tranquilo Traveler blog. Author Josue Berman also wrote about Dugu Wolo in Peace Corps’ WorldView Magazine long before its release. Have a look at the link.
Fine review from Americana UK rolled in: “In a world awash with mediocrity, it is rare to hear an album of genuine originality operating within the very tight focus of generally accepted musical form… This album is absolutely everything that is expected from an American “Americana” album… a wonderful album that completely reinforces the faith one has in a particular genre. Honesty, strength and musical heft. Great.”
And who knew, but Sky Blue DeVille landed at #10 on the Roots Music Report in its debut week. Sitting pretty next to one of may favorites, Grant Lee Phillips.
If you download the songs (iTunes, Amazon, eMusic, etc.), do us a favor and leave a review to encourage others to stumble upon and enjoy our music. It helps out. Thanks, y’all!
April 15, 2013
Sky Blue DeVille, and an extensive interview about Adam’s music, time in Mali, and more, is featured on this week’s Country Fried Rock podcast. Check it out here.
Official album release is tomorrow! Look for it on iTunes, eMusic, Amazon, etc. Or better yet, buy a hard copy on CD Baby or directly from Adam in the STORE!
The Wild Fires will be touring up the coast to North Carolina, Maryland, Boston, western Mass, NYC, and other spots in two weeks! Check out the dates on the Tour page.
See y’all soon!