Adam Klein: Southern cd release tour & record reviews

Hello friends! Happy fall. Here’s an update of what Adam’s been up to lately and what’s ahead this month:

Join Cowboy Angel in celebrating the release Adam Klein’s Wounded Electric Youth this month down south. Check out Adam and band (w/ Steve Abercrombie on bass, Chris ‘Crash’ Cason on guitar, Nathan Hale on drums) at the shows:

Wednesday, November 3rd- 12th & Porter w/ Greta Gaines & Ken Will Morton (Nashville, TN), 7pm
Friday, November 5th- Sentient Bean Cowboy Angel showcase w/ Justin Evans & Daniel Aaron of Timber (Savannah, GA), 8pm
Saturday, November 6th- Little Kings Shuffle Club w/ Justin Evans & friends (Athens, GA), 9pm
Friday, November 12th- Hummingbird Stage & Taproom w/ Back Row Baptists (Macon, GA), 9pm
Saturday, November 13th- The House (Columbia, SC), 9pm
Friday, November 19th- Red Light Cafe (Atlanta, GA), 8pm
Saturday, November 20th- Farm 255 (Athens, GA), 11pm

And excellent reviews have been trickling in for Wounded Electric Youth. Have a look:

Wounded Electric Youth is a bold move for Adam Klein… one of the finest albums of the year. This is a treasure trove of song writing. Klein displays a sense of subtlety rare in the ego driven world of the modern music scene. The art of storytelling which was so prominent in Klein’s last album “Western Tales and Trails” is again present here and comes to the fore in “Of Pirates and Vagabonds”, while the imagery and colour portrayed throughout the album is a delight. “12th and Porter” brings the album to a close as if at the end of a long, but wholesome journey… Classy. It is a confident and assured step forward for Klein…”
- Tim Merricks, Americana UK (9*) [see full review here]

“One step further in his artistic evolution… Klein is a brilliant songwriter and storyteller… [Wounded Electric Youth]’s beauty and strength lie in the quiet, subtle narrative work which manages to touch your deepest soul.”
- Rootstime [see review here in Dutch]

“Covers the entire idiom, ranging from country soul to country-pop, rustic country folk to light-gritty country rock.”

A number of articles are coming out this month about Adam’s new record and Mali album, Dugu Wolo. Check out the article in this week’s Flagpole Magazine, and a write-up in Connect Savannah for this weekend’s show: “Adam Klein is a singer/songwriter with a rural sound (dig that Harvest-era pedal steel!) and a Dylan/Earle sense of poetic lyricism”. Also see Lake Oconee Living‘s Holiday 2010 edition, in which Adam and his work in Mali are featured in the fine “Roots of the Blues” piece. Want more? Peace Corps quarterly magazine, WorldView will feature an article on Adam’s work in Mali and musical progression in its Fall 2010 print edition. Read the full article at author and Cowboy Angel friend Joshua Berman’s Tranquilo Traveler travel website!

Mali film update:
Adam spent a good deal of time the past two months outlining the footage filmed by Jason Miller in Mali in February. A trailer should be made soon and the CAM team will be trying to secure funding for the editing process and other post-production costs. Would you like to help support this significant project? Please find more info here to visit Adam’s project page on Fractured Atlas and help bring the film to completion.

Finally, Adam blogged about his October tour in the northeast, mid-Atlantic, and midwest at his site. Thanks to all the friends, new and returning, for coming out to the shows and supporting Cowboy Angel. We couldn’t do it without you!

Place an order this holiday season for some Cowboy Angel albums and usher in the winter with some good, rustic roots music!

Take it easy..