Athens Americana

The 5th annual Athens Americana music festival is only one month away. Join us in Athens for a great week of shows!

WED APRIL 18th
Free opening reception w/ T. Hardy Morris & The Outfit (of Dead Confederate) + Andrew Combs (Nashville, TN) @ Georgia Theatre Rooftop (7pm)

Night show @ GEORGIA THEATRE ($10):
Bloodkin/ Shovels & Rope/ Jonny Corndawg @ The GEORGIA THEATRE! Tix available here.

THURSDAY APRIL 19TH @ LITTLE KINGS CLUB ($5):
Ruby Kendrick (9pm)
Vespolina (10pm)
The Georgia Healers (11pm)
Thayer Sarrano (12am)

FRIDAY APRIL 20TH @ LITTLE KINGS CLUB ($10):
Norma Rae (8pm)
Justin Evans & friends (9pm)
Charlie Garrett Band (9:45pm)
The Mastersons (10:45pm)
Big C & The Velvet Delta (11:45pm)
The Corduroy Road (12:45am)

SAT. APRIL 21 @ LITTLE KINGS CLUB ($10):
Sans Abri (8pm)
Old Smokey (8:45pm)
Smokey´s Farmland Band (9:30pm)
Adam Klein & The Wild Fires (10:20pm)
Dave Marr & friends (11:10pm)
Shonna Tucker (12am)
The Whiskey Gentry (1am)

SUN APRIL 22nd:
Free Guitar workshop @ BAXENDALE GUITAR on general care, maintenance, and guitar set-up by master luthier Scott Baxendale (2-4pm)

Closing Party @ HIGHWIRE LOUNGE ($5):
Cicada Rhythm (5pm)
Borderhop 5 (6pm)
Betsy Franck (7pm)
Kim Morgan & The Baxendales (8pm)
Bobby´s Shorts (feat. members of Futurebirds, 9pm)

Wristbands (entry into Thurs.- Sun. shows)- $20
Available at Little Kings Shuffle Club and Opening night @ GA Theatre (4/18). Wristbands $15 w/ ticket stub from Georgia Theatre show on Wed. April 18th.

New site!

Welcome to the new Cowboy Angel Music site, friends. Thanks for stopping by. There’s been a lot of activity of late, including the release of Lassine Kouyate (Adam Klein)’s debut Malian album, Dugu Wolo, along with CAM nights in Atlanta past few months. Also have a look at the new www.adam-klein.com!

Athens Americana‘s coming up April 18th-22nd. Mark your calendar for an excellent week of events and shows. Details to come.

Off to Nicaragua for five weeks, with sporadic internet access, but will update when the opportunity arises.

Keep it real..

CAM Nights @ The Earl & Smith’s Olde Bar (Atl)

Happy 2012 y’all!

A good number of shows coming up in Jan/Feb. for CAM acts, including two CAM *showcase* nights. Come support great homegrown music in some of Atl’s finest spots:

WED JAN 18th-The Earl (Doors at 8:30pm)
9pm: Andrew Combs (up-and-coming Nashville singer/songwriter)
10pm: CAM’s The Granfalloons!
11pm: Atl’s lovely Beautiful Little Fools!

SUN FEB 19th-Smith’s Olde Bar (8pm)
CAM Night feat. Adam Klein & The Wild Fires, Vespolina, and Justin Evans

AND.. Adam Klein‘s long-awaited Mali album, Dugu Wolo, is coming out in February! Come celebrate at the CD Release event:
THURS FEB 23rd- Avid Bookshop (7:30pm)
Featuring a reading from Adam’s Malian writings, making-of-Dugu Wolo documentary film trailer screening, a performance, and album listening reception with Malian food! All ages..

Don’t miss Adam Klein & The Wild Fires in action in Athens:
SAT JAN 7th- New Earth Music Hall (10pm)
w/ Shovels & Rope
THURS FEB 9th- Melting Point (8pm)
w/ The Whiskey Gentry & Have Gun Will Travel

And the wonderful Little Country Giants will be in Atlanta & Calhoun, GA, and Chattanooga, TN, this month! Info & details on the Tour page.

Year in Review..

Hello folks. Thanks for checking back in.

We’re celebrating the holidays with ‘A Cowboy Angel Christmas’! Join us in Athens this Sunday night:
SUN DEC 18th- Hendershot’s Coffee, 8pm- close
Feat. The Granfalloons, Adam Klein & The Wild Fires, Little Country Giants, Daniel Aaron + Holly Belle (of Vespolina) & Justin Evans!

Cowboy Angel Music has been fairly quiet, as a label, this year. Following the multi-release 2010 (with albums from Little Country Giants, Adam Klein, Nutria & Timber, all on the heels of Justin Evans and The Granfalloons‘ late 2009 records), this year mainly saw the bands playing shows and even realigning.

But 2012 looks to be a busy and exciting year! Adam Klein‘s Mali album, Dugu Wolo, will be released in February, and Big C & The Ringers will be putting out a killer debut. Check back in for other great announcements of new CAM artists in this new year! Plus a whole lot more in store.

We had a successful Athens Americana and a packed AthFest show featuring Little Country Giants, The Granfalloons, Vespolina, and Big C & The Ringers. Justin Evans also represented with a nice show at Flicker for AthFest.

The news & band run-downs:
Adam Klein-
Adam toured and played throughout this year, supporting his latest release, Wounded Electric Youth, including shows at Folk Alliance, a European tour (Netherlands and UK), and San Fran’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival after-party, sharing the stage with an array of great artists from Josh Ritter, Fred Eaglesmith, Joe Pug, Shawn Mullins, Larkin Poe, American Aquarium, Dan Bern, Lucy Kaplansky, and more.

The new band, Adam Klein & The Wild Fires (feat. Steve Abercrombie on bass, Crash Cason on electric guitar, and Bronson Tew on drums), is off and running, having hit the road in the fall with shows throughout the southeast and local shows at the 40 Watt, Melting Point, and other cool spots.

Adam started working on a record backed by Nutria this summer and we hope to keep progressing on it in the coming months for a summer/fall 2012 release. This one rocks.

Beyond that, we announced the new Songworthy songwriting project (songs about the Global South and issues of international sustainable development) and the MALI FILM TRAILER was completed this year. “Driftin’” was featured on the 2011 AthFest CD, Adam interviewed Vieux Farka Toure for Flagpole Magazine, and the upcoming Mali album, Dugu Wolo (to be released February 2012!), was featured on Afropop, Africa Is A Country, and Seattle’s KEXP’s stellar “Best Ambiance” program.

Keep up-to-date on Adam and The Wild Fires via www.adam-klein.com. Most of January and March Adam will be off in Ghana, Mali, and Nicaragua, but look out for shows and news on his site.

Little Country Giants-
Little Country Giants‘ music (nine songs!) was featured as the soundtrack to the award-winning documentary on Georgia’s organic farmers, GROW!. Check out the fabulous video for “I Think of You” HERE. LCG‘s had a great year of shows, including top Atlanta venues The Earl, Eddie’s Attic, Smith’s Olde Bar, and Park Tavern’s ‘Americana in the Park’.

Meanwhile, LCG’s Russell Cook has been working with heavy-hitters T-Bone Burnett, John Mellencamp, and Stephen King on their upcoming 2012 Alliance Theater production, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County.

Justin Evans-
One of Athens best-kept secrets has been playing a handful of shows, including the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival after-party in San Francisco. He’s got a slew of new songs written and we’re psyched for y’all to hear them this coming year!

The Granfalloons-
These guys are one of Athens’ finest musical treats, and they’ve surfaced for a show every now and then this year. They’ll be back in action in 2012, so stay tuned for the ‘Falloons.

Timber morphed into Vespolina, whose excellent self-titled new record will be on its way out for reviews and radio shortly.

Nutria has made some changes and we’ll update y’all on where they’re headed when that news comes down the pike.

We’re back and getting busy these coming months. Thanks for your support and we wish you a happy and healthy New Year!

Vespolina + The Wild Fires..

Well hello. Been a bit since the last post. First off, please welcome… VESPOLINA!

From the ashes of CAM act Timber comes Vespolina, prolific singer/songwriter Daniel Aaron’s latest project with Athens music-friends-extraordinaire Kaitlin Jones on bass (Kaitlin Jones & The County Fair), Holly Belle on keys, Chris Ellenburg on drums (ex-Southern Bitch, Tony Tidwell), and AJ Griffin on electric guitar.

Vespolina’s newly released self-titled record is tremendous. Look for a bio and additional info here shortly. For now, have a look and listen over at their Bandcamp and ReverbNation pages.

And Adam Klein & The Wild Fires have been gettin going with shows around the southeast this fall. Upcoming dates listed below.

Shows:
Vespolina
SUN NOV 13th- Highwire Lounge (Athens, GA), 8pm
MON NOV 14th- Smith’s Olde Bar (Atlanta, GA), 10pm

Justin Evans
SUN NOV 20th- Highwire Lounge (Athens, GA), 8pm
w/ Russell Cook of Little Country Giants

Adam Klein & The Wild Fires
FRI NOV 11th- 8th & Rail (Opelika, AL), 9pm
w/ The Whiskey Gentry
MON NOV 14th- Smith’s Olde Bar (Atlanta, GA), 8pm
w/ Vespolina
FRI NOV 18th- WUGA 91.7FM “It’s Friday” (Athens, GA), 3pm
Stream it live here
SAT NOV 19th- Little Kings (Athens, GA), 10pm
w/ Bo Bedingfield

And time gets away from us somehow. The cover art and packaging for Adam‘s Malian music album, Dugu Wolo, is now officially completed as of this week. Been a long time coming but we’re there. So, supporters of the Kickstarter campaign can expect to get copies by the new year and info on release date in the first quarter of 2012 will be forthcoming.

More soon..

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