January 19, 2016
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..
November 21, 2015
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!
November 5, 2015
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.
October 27, 2015
Thanks to Athens’ Flagpole Magazine for posting some kind words on Archer’s Arrow (“… a warm, comfortable record that stands as one of Klein’s best“) and sharing the new “Song for a New Year” video:
Check out the video & write-up HERE.
That’s Lucas McAuliffe on electric guitar. Video shot and edited by Kyle Robbins of Carbon Film
A few shows comin’ up soon:
WED OCT 28th– The Evening Muse– Charlotte, NC (8pm)
w/ Lowland Hum; Adam Poulin on fiddle
THURS NOV 5th– Thacker Mountain Radio– Oxford, MS (7pm)
Listen live on My Rebel Radio or via Mississippi Public Broadcasting on 11/14/15 at 7pm CST.
FRI NOV 6th– Juke Joint Chapel at Shack Up Inn– Clarksdale, MS (7pm)
And down the pike..
SAT NOV. 14th– Gypsy Sally’s– Washington, DC (10pm)
October 19, 2015
A few fine reviews came in this week from England and Scotland, along with an in-depth discussion on songwriting, the recording process for Archer’s Arrow, and more, with one of the great singer/songwriters of our time, Bill Mallonee.
Check out these links for the good news:
“It was 2013 and, out of nowhere it seemed, Adam Klein produced what became my favourite album of the year – Sky Blue DeVille. Deeply romantic, beautifully produced and boasting some great guitar work, it was an album to lose yourself in, a thread to follow from beginning to end and be glad that you were alive and sentient to appreciate it. Well, 2015 comes along and the boy has done it again; Archer’s Arrow is… just as much of a gem as its predecessor… One of the great qualities of Sky Blue DeVille was a restraint that kept a tension running throughout; here that tension spills over the edge and the band’s inner rock gods come bursting through – gloriously! Most importantly, the trick achieved on the earlier album has been repeated here; the arrangements and the production make the most of Adam Klein’s singing, which forever has an air of pained yearning about it… This guy is familiar with the dark side of life and love and knows how to evoke it… Adam Klein has produced another collection that is an utter joy to give yourself over to…” John Davy, Flyin’ Shoes
“Adam Klein’s main strength as a performer is that he is so likeable, the songs have an openness and a lack of pretension. I expect he’d be a fine companion to share a beer with and whilst having that drink this record would be a fine soundtrack – it’s perfect for that, warm and heartfelt with enough guitars to satisfy… Klein has the gift of making music seem easy, like you don’t have to work at it, like the songs form themselves. This is Americana in excelsis… an immensely likeable record on many levels, it distils so much of the ethos of our website that it could be used as a primer for what Americana means to us.“- David Cowling, Americana UK
“… a fine album, a great ride. There is an unstudied quality about it, a looseness that is endearing… I think it’s your best yet”- Bill Mallonee
Read the full conversation with Bill on his blog, Songs for the Journey and Beyond. And check out his massive, brilliant catalogue of material here.