The Wild Fires, Mali news, shows & more…

A fair number of shows and various news to report this month:

Adam Klein‘s band project has officially been named! Please welcome Adam Klein & The Wild Fires to a stage near you this fall and beyond. The Wild Fires are long-time collaborators and ‘Adam Klein & friends’ members Steve Abercrombie (ex-Blueground Undergrass, The Nice Machine) on bass, Crash Cason (Kaitlin Jones & The County Fair) on electric guitar, and the pride (and border war culprit) of Mississippi and Alabama, Bronson Tew on drums. Check out Bronson’s projects and info at his Record-O-Van blog.

Adam‘s Mali album and film project is featured on one of the finest blogs about all-things Africa. Read an extensive interview with Adam and view the film trailer at Africa Is a Country.

In other related Mali news, Adam interviewed Malian musician Vieux Farka Toure for his recent visit to the Georgia Theatre in Athens. Have a look at the article and interview online at Flagpole Magazine.

Some excellent CAM shows coming up this month:
FRI SEPT 16th- Hendershot’s Coffee (Athens, GA), 8pm
Adam Klein w/ NYC’s finest, Adam Levy. (Duo show w/ Crash Cason on electric guitar)
THURS SEPT 22nd- Melting Point (Athens, GA), 9pm
Adam Klein & The Wild Fires w/ Little Country Giants. Special guest AJ Adams on pedal steel!
SAT SEPT 24th- The White Mule (Columbia, SC), 8pm
Adam Klein & The Wild Fires

In the meantime, Big C & The Ringers will be in action in Athens & Macon this month for some killer blues shows!
FRI SEPT 9th- Hummingbird Stage & Taproom (Macon, GA), 10pm
FRI SEPT 23rd- Little Kings (Athens, GA), 9pm
Luau show w/ Kinky Waikiki (feat. CAM collaborators AJ Adams and Carlton Owens)

Come October, Adam Klein & Justin Evans will be out on in San Francisco during the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival. West coast CAM’ers, catch them at Super Bluegrass Weekend vol. 6, the coolest ‘official unofficial’ Hardly Strictly after-party!
SAT OCT 1st- Plough & Stars (San Francisco, CA), 8:30pm

And finally, we’re dangerously close to sending Adam‘s Mali album, Dugu Wolo, to the manufacturing plant. Artwork, package design, and mighty fine booklet featuring an essay, description of the instrumentation, notes on the significance of the songs, photos, etc. is nearing completion. Expect more info on Lassine Kouyate’s (that’s Adam’s Bambara name) Dugu Wolo in the next few weeks!

Oh shoot, there’s more! To top it off, Adam‘s been recording with Nutria at drummer Jason Eshelman’s Sonic Research Facility. It’s a fun, garage rock collection with one or two select covers. Electric guitars, Rhodes piano, harmonies… we hope Neil Young would be proud.

Happy Labor Day & good luck with the rain! Might actually cool down for a bit.
See ya at the show,