The News (West Africa bound)

Heading out this weekend to Ghana and Mali for the rest of January, so this’ll be the last update til next month.

Two excellent Athens shows bookending the Ghana/Mali trip :
SAT. JAN. 7thNew Earth Music Hall
Adam Klein & The Wild Fires supporting Shovels & Rope. Killer band, come check it out.

THURS FEB. 9thMelting Point
Adam Klein & The Wild Fires w/ The Whiskey Gentry & Tampa’s Have Gun Will Travel

And join us for a Cowboy Angel Music showcase night in Atl in February:
SUN FEB 19thSmith’s Olde Bar (Atlanta, GA), 8pm
Featuring Adam Klein & The Wild Fires, Vespolina, and Justin Evans!

Plus the long-awaited Malian record, Dugu Wolo, is coming out soon! If you’re in Athens don’t miss this unique event:
Dugu Wolo CD Release celebration
THURS FEB 23rdAvid Bookshop (Athens, GA), 7:30pm
Featuring a reading from my Malian writings, making-of-Dugu Wolo documentary film trailer screening, a performance, and album listening reception with Malian food! All ages..

How about a magazine cover? Here’s the latest Georgia Connector Magazine, with a fine write-up about The Wild Fires and Cowboy Angel Music. On the cover (seated) along with a local street gang bluegrass band:

Our friend Daniel Peiken posted an impromptu performance of new song “A Fortune to Give” feat. Adam Poulin on fiddle. Have a look & a listen from AthensRockShow.

And finally, musician/engineer-extraordinaire and Wild Fires drummer Bronson Tew (aka Bronson Mestizo) recently recorded a slew of newer solo acoustic songs. We’ll be working on the material in the spring for a killer Wild Fires record (our first).

We’ll leave you with a shot from New Year’s up in Ranger, GA, from good friends Little Country Giants‘ beautiful farm:

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