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NEW! AUGUST 11, 2008

Lots of exciting news from the home front.. Recent months have seen Adam perform as a showcasing artist at the 2008 Folk Alliance conference in Memphis in late February as well as at various day parties during this year's SXSW in good ole Austin, Tejas. Check out the blog page for some cool stories and details. While you're there, check out the write-up from his recent European tour. In its entirety. Should be a fun read.

So what's the update? "Western Tales & Trails" is finally complete. Jeff Capurso did a sweet job of mastering at Chase Park and the record sounds great! We'll finally have the finished product in hand by August, and you can find the record at all upcoming shows. Definitely didn't make the originally intended timeline, but so it goes. Seems like a really good reason to write a bunch of short, fun songs, get back in the studio, and churn out another one in no time. Thanks to AJ Adams and all the players for lending their talents to the project!

A bit of news: Adam will be traveling to India for the summer, working with American Jewish World Service (www.ajws.org) and their project partner, Ride India (www.rideindia.org) in the southeastern region of Tamil Nadu. Gonna be an exciting trip. This means the official release of Western Tales & Trails will be moved back to the fall. Look out for some shows in New England, NY, etc.. in mid-August, along with official CD release shows in Athens & Atl in September/October.

For those of you who pre-ordered the final product in Europe- the first copies will be coming your way the moment we get 'em back! Check out the myspace page for the most up-to-date info on the August shows up north.

FEBRUARY 5, 2008

Adam will perform at this year's Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis on Feb. 21st. Catch his evening showcase at 6:30pm & private showcases over the course of the weekend. All shows are at the Downtown Marriott. Visit the shows page for details.

Adam's back from a great first tour across the pond. Thanks to everyone for coming out. The house concert in York, set at legendary folk venue Cafe de Amer in Drenthe, Netherlands, and Dublin's Cobblestone were a few of the favorite nights. Check out new pics on the gallery page & more photos and stories from the travels in Adam's blog at www.myspace.com/adamkleinmusic.

You've heard it before, but work is nearing completion for his second album, Western Tales & Trails. Be on the lookout for new songs on the myspace page in the coming weeks, CD release shows info, and shows in the southeast this spring.

DECEMBER 6, 2007

Adam heads out this week for his first string of shows abroad- the Irish/UK Tales & Trails Tour. Highlights include an interview/acoustic session on RTE Irish National Radio, performances in Dublin's famed Cobblestone club and Galway's Roisin Dubh, opening for UK blues legend Bob Pearce in Amen, NL, and shows in London, house concert in York, Amsterdam, etc. Visit the shows page for complete listing. Come on out, say hey, introduce Adam to your favorite local brew, pre-order the upcoming record, and take home a copy of the tour EP featuring selected tracks from Western Tales & Trails! See y'all across the way..

OCTOBER 30, 2007

Work continues on Adam's second record, Western Tales & Trails @ AJ Adams' Troubadour Den studio in Athens. Recent guests include Randall Bramblett playing saxophone and piano, Phillip McArdle on guitar, and Jess Franklin on organ. The project should be completed in time for the UK tour in mid-December. Expect a February/March '08 release on Cowboy Angel Music. Visit Adam's myspace blog for updates.

JULY 26, 2007

Hey y'all. Back in Athens after a run of shows in Baltimore, NYC (Lakeside Lounge & Banjo Jim's), & DC (the ole' standby, Grog & Tankard) and a visit to New Hampshire's beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee. Recording continues and it's sounding fine, songs building slowly but surely. Got some August shows coming up in Athens & Atl, and Shut Eye Records' The United State of Americana compilation, featuring "Restless Soul", will be coming out soon. Have a look at the shows page and gallery for upcoming shows and new pics.

Kind words from Gordon Lamb of Flagpole Magazine—
Travelin’ Angel: Although ostensibly an Athens artist and singer-songwriter, Adam Klein has really become a citizen of the world. Easily the most enthusiastic and well-traveled person I know, he continues to take his music around the nation and garner impressive accolades worldwide. Currently working on his second album, Klein has been joined by A.J. Adams (Blueground Undergrass) on production duties. The list of players is highly impressive, including Carlton Owens (Bloodkin, M Coast, ex-John Mayer) on drums, Raphael McGregor (NationBeat) on guitar and lap steel, Phillip McArdle (Wydelles, ex-Star Room Boys) and Jess Franklin (Tishamingo) on guitar; John Neff (Drive-By Truckers) will add his gorgeous pedal steel sounds, and William Tonks (Barbara Cue, Workhorses Of The Entertainment/Recreational Industry) adds dobro to the mix. As they say, holy Toledo! Klein next plays Athens on Thursday, Aug. 23 at the Caledonia Lounge.

JUNE 4, 2007

Hope late spring's treating everyone well! Recording has begun for Adam's second record! Basic tracking and overdubs will continue in June & July, followed my mixing and mastering. Western Tales & Trails should be finished sometime in August, possibly as late as early September. So far, it's shaping up nicely & sounding great!

Adam just returned from a quick trip to LA & Joshua Tree, CA, where he opened for the Thriftstore Allstars (featuring Victoria Williams, among others) @ the legendary Pappy & Harriet's Saloon in Pioneertown, CA. He was also out in Austin & Kerrville, TX, for the Kerrville Folk Festival! Check out the latest blog (on www.myspace.com/adamkleinmusic) for an update & visit the gallery for some new photos.

June will see Adam in the studio and playing a few shows in Athens/Atlanta, followed by a performance for the Brooklyn Songwriters Exchange @ the Brooklyn Lyceum on Sunday, July 1st. Check out the shows page and come hear the new songs!

MARCH 30, 2007

Hey folks! Adam's back from late February's mini-tour (Oxford, St. Louis, Tulsa, Denton..) & a trip to Guatemala. Get yourself an update on his blog (www.myspace.com/adamkleinmusic). Seen Distant Music reviews in Performer & Sing Out Magazines? See the Bio/Press page for the latest. Also, check out the latest write-up on Adam at HickoryWind.org! Expect some early-July New England shows. The coming 4-6 weeks should see Adam back in the studio recording his second offering, Western Tales & Trails . Lots of excitement on the homefront- it's gonna be a fine record!

Don't miss Adam's next show, headlining the Atl. chapter of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention fundraiser at Eddie's Attic on Sunday, April 29th. Athens artists Tin Cup Prophette & old friend Bob Spires of Nutria will share the stage as well. Have a look at www.eddiesattic.com.

JANUARY 28, 2007

Back in Athens after some travels. Thanks to all the friends, old and new, who came out for the recent shows. DC, Pittsburgh, and NYC were a blast. Thanks to Raphael McGregor for sitting in on lap steel @ Mo Pitkin's in New York. Be on the lookout for a mini-Midwestern circuit in late February. Been getting some great reviews from the Netherlands and Belgium as well, so have look on the bio/press page. 2007 looks to be an exciting year! Expect the recording and release of Adam's second record, as well as a trip across the pond for shows in The Netherlands & Belgium!

DECEMBER 15, 2006

Exciting month, folks. Had a blast at the 40 Watt show. Thanks to Brandon Reynolds (bass) and Bo Bedingfield (drums) for holding it down and rockin', plus everyone else who sat in- Patrick Hargon (mandolin), Joseph Blake Evans (guitar), Judith Gilbert (flute), & Colin Jones (trumpet). Also enjoyed playing for Athens' Save Darfur, GA Chapter's inaugural event/fundraiser @ the Flicker on Dec. 9th. Be on the lookout in the coming weeks for a few more reviews, and check out the gallery for some new cool shots. Also, check out the shows page- DC, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, & NYC shows coming up soon. Come on out and say hey.


Distant Music on the web! Download the record from your favorite online music stores: iTunes, eMusic, Rhapsody, Napster, & more!


Catch the Melting Point show? Adam and friends Phillip McArdle (guitar), Rob Keller (upright), William Tonks (dobro), and Paul Oliver (drums) got the night going Sat. Nov. 11th, opening for local favorites Little Country Giants and WE/RI. Thanks to the band for their great playing. Check back for sound clips from the show… Don’t miss Adam’s last local show of the year: Sat. Dec. 2nd with LCG and Don Chambers @ the 40 Watt!


-Bloggin’ on myspace: Adam started blogging away on myspace- so visit his myspace page and check out his occasional updates and musings..


-Copper Press #28 is out now, featuring “Dusty Rose” on the accompanying compilation CD. Copper Press is a finely bound quarterly music magazine. Look for it at your local music/bookstore or order your copy online for only $5 at www.copperpress.com.


“Restless Soul” will be featured on Shut Eye Records’ Summer 2007 “The United State of Americana” compilation CD! Don’t hold your breath or anything.. but Shut Eye rocks and it should be pretty cool!


October 19th saw Adam opening for Austin, TX, darlings Okkervil River at the Caledonia Lounge. Joined by Bo Bedingfield (drums), Chris Giddens (bass), and Ben Keller (guitar), the fellas played a raucous ‘alt.country’ set in Athens’ favorite dive bar.


Heard of Southern Thread? Clothing company and supporter of the Texas/Red Dirt music scene, those fellas from out west are crafting a special custom Adam Klein Takamine acoustic guitar! Can you believe it? Didn’t think so. But Adam did win a Takamine signed by members of the Texas/Red Dirt bands (Reckless Kelly, Cross Canadian Ragweed, etc.) compliments of So. Thread. Check ‘em out at www.sothread.com.

AUGUST 31, 2006

Distant Music reviews are coming in! Check the bio/press page to read the praise for Adam's first record!


Back in Boston! Don't miss Adam's appearance at Club Passim's "Cutting Edge of the Campfire" Festival on Mon. Sep. 4th (Labor Day)! Adam performs in-the-round at 2pm.

AUGUST 16, 2006

JUST ADDED! Click HERE to stream audio excerpts of Adam's interview on 91.7FM WUGA's "It's Friday" with legendary interviewer and music suppporter Robb Holmes.

AUGUST 15, 2006

-SAT. AUG. 26th will see Adam and Justin Evans, friend and man-about-town, at the Flicker! Joined by local pedal steel/dobro ace AJ Adams (Stewart and Winfield), it’s gonna be a classic Flicker night. Expect some new songs, including “Guitars, Wine, and Women” and “Dead Cow Hill”. See y’all there!


-“Dusty Rose” will be featured on Copper Press’ Fall edition compilation CD! Look for Copper Press #28 at end of August in Borders, Barnes & Noble, Virgin, and your local indie record/book stores!


-Adam is featured in the first edition of Southeast Independent Report! Look for the new magazine in record shops and select venues throughout the southeast beginning mid-August.


-Thanks to all friends, old and new, who came out to the shows on Adam’s recent Northeast tour! Especially noteworthy were DC’s elegant Busboys and Poets and Saratoga Springs’ Caffe Lena shows— great rooms, great crowds. Adam and Raph tore through a thrilling short set at Caffe Lena, whose stage has been graced by Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Emmylou Harris, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Pete Seeger, Nanci Griffith, and many other luminaries.

JULY 3, 2006

Come see Adam, joined by guitarist/lap steel player extraordinaire and good friend Raphael McGregor during his first ‘mini tour’ up the East Coast in mid-July! Dates include Wilmington, NC (7/6), Brooklyn (7/8), Manhattan (7/13), Saratoga Springs (7/16), DC (7/13), and New Hope, PA (7/10)! Come say hello and hang out! Check out the shows page for more info.


AthFest showcase! Adam performed Sat. June 24th at Athens’ Nuci’s Space, along with Bo Bedingfield & The Wydelles and Kimberly Morgan! Thanks to Kimberly for adding her beautiful voice on a few tunes and Adam Musick for sitting in on guitar!


Adam on WUGA 91.7’s “It’s Friday”! As always, a nice time hanging out, chatting with Robb Holmes, and playing some songs on Athens’ local NPR affiliate. Hear part of the show by clicking HERE.


The Pacific Northwest! Adam traveled to Seattle and Portland recently for a quick visit, and played at Portland’s legendary White Eagle Saloon, the 4th most haunted place in the States, on Sun. June 18th!


Adam performed at Club Passim’s prestigious “Cutting Edge of the Campfire” folk festival in Cambridge, MA, on Memorial Day. Keep your eye on the shows page- looks like he’ll be returning to Boston soon for “Cutting Edge” Labor Day weekend! Visit www.passim.org for upcoming schedules!


Adam’s CD release show at Flicker was a spectacular success! Thanks to Bo Bedingfield and The Wydelles, Kimberly Morgan, and Betsy Franck for joining in the special show! Special thanks to Bo, Brandon Reynolds, Phillip McArdle, and William Tonks for being the band! Visit the music page to hear songs recorded live at the show!


Remember Georgia Music Magazine’s winter issue featuring the Waffle House 50th Anniversary Special? Adam was featured in the photo shoot, getting ketchup from Bain Mattox, even though ketchup, syrup, and the like are always in reaching distance at the Waffle House. Oh well. It sure looked cool. Check out the pics and article on the high priestess of southern night life, the famed Waffle House waitress at www.georgiamusicmag.com!