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Closing out the year

Two shows coming up to close out the year and the decade. This decade saw the release of Wounded Electric Youth (2010), my Mande roots-meets-American roots album Dugu Wolo (2012), Sky Blue DeVille (2013), Archer’s Arrow (2015) and Low Flyin’ Planes (2019). Plenty other songs have been written for future albums. It’s been a while, but I toured in Netherlands, Belgium, UK, and Ireland, and enjoyed travels to Mali, Ghana, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and India, among other places across these still United States. I also got involved in the acting world and, most importantly, got married and became a dad. I plan on this next decade bringing more music, more albums, and more creative pursuits, and hope it brings me to you- wherever you are- to get to meet and play songs.

C’mon out for these fun gigs. Adam Poulin will join in on fiddle:
SAT. DEC. 28Waller’s Coffee Shop– Decatur, GA (8pm)
w/ A. Lee Edwards and Spencer Thomas (Jimba Mathus)
SUN. DEC. 29thAltered Frequencies– Franklin, NC (3pm til… we play @ 4:30pm)
w/ The Valley Below, Isaiah Breedlove & more!

Incinerator

Hello, folks. Slowly tinkering away at an essay these days exploring connections between the Mississippi Delta and the Malian Delta. More on that in the distant future, I would think, after it goes through various edits and incorporates the suggestions of some more experienced writers. But it’s nice to be doing some creative writing and carving out small windows of time amidst the daily routine of work and family life.

A couple shows comin’ up as we head into the dark of late fall and winter’s cold:

TUES. NOV. 26thThe Grey Eagle– Asheville, NC (8pm)
Adam Klein & The Wild Fires opening for Jimbo Mathus. Don’t miss his other band, Squirrel Nut Zippers!
SAT. DEC. 28thWaller’s Coffee Shop– Decatur, GA (8pm)
Duo show w/ A. Lee Edwards

Let’s Rumpus!

Last minute show added during this weekend’s Wild Rumpus festivities in Athens, GA! Swing on over to Hendershot’s amidst the Halloween-themed madness and come say hey:

SAT. OCT. 26thHendershot’s Coffee– Athens, GA
Adam Klein & The Wild Fires w/ ace Nashville singer/songwriters Jon Latham and Nick Nace + Athens’ own Cortez Garza. Doors at 7pm, music at 8. We’ll play just after 10pm, with special guests Patrick Ferguson (Five Eight; drums) and Franher Joseph (Delta Moon; bass) Wild Firin’!

Fall Fests + African Sky Podcast

Fall has finally hit in Georgia, and it may be here to stay! Playing a couple of festival shows these next few weeks- North Georgia Folk Festival (Athens, GA) and Chomp & Stomp (Cabbagetown, Atlanta, GA). These are both fantastic events. Come enjoy & say hey. Details below.

Also, this past week saw the release of the latest episode of my African Sky Podcast! Dig in to this conversation with William Moseley of Macalester College- he’s got hard-earned insights into Malian agriculture, cotton production, food insecurity, artisinal gold mining, Mande culture and much more! Check it out:
African Sky/ iTunes/ Stitcher

SAT. OCT. 12thNorth Georgia Folk Festival– Athens, GA (1pm)
Solo show w/ Eliot Bronson, Jonathan Byrd & the Pickup Cowboys, Caroline Aiken and more!
SAT. NOV. 2ndChomp & Stomp– Atlanta, GA (3pm)
Duo show on Esther Peachy Lefevre Park stage at the annual bluegrass & chili festival in Cabbagetown!

WABE Closer Look

What a treat to be featured on Closer Look with Rose Scott on Atlanta NPR-affiliate WABE 90.1FM this past Friday. Enjoyed the interview and playing “Holding Pattern” and “Goin’ Down to Peachtree” with Robert Bret Hartley (electric guitar) and Phil Skipper (upright bass). Listen to the interview here.

NEXT UP: Join me & The Wild Fires at Front Porch Book Store in Winterville, GA, on Saturday, September 14th, 6 – 8pm!