Athens Americana ’11..

Cowboy Angel’s pleased to announce the info and line-up for Athens Americana 2011. Gonna be a great weekend celebration of Athens music, and we’ve got some cool new elements to the festival!

Athens Americana 2011
April 27th- May 1st @ Little Kings, Hendershot’s Coffee & Flicker.

WED APRIL 27th (Little Kings, 8pm): free!
Opening night w/ Athens debut screening of local guitar luthier, musician, and filmmaker Scott Baxendale’s acclaimed documentary Do It For Johnny.

THURS APRIL 28th (Flicker & Little Kings):
Pre-show @ Flicker Theatre & Bar (7pm; $2 off w/ wristband)
Ruby Kendrick/ Hardy Morris (Dead Confederate)/ David Barbe

Night show @ Little Kings, 10pm ($5)-
Betsy Franck & the Bareknuckle Band/ Vespolina/ Big C & The Ringers/
Kaitlin Jones & The County Fair

FRI APRIL 29th (Little Kings, 8pm) $8
Burning Angels/ Redneck GReece Deluxe/ Justin Evans & friends/ The Lanes (feat. Kevin & Matt Lane)/ Matt Hudgins & His Shit-Hot Country Band/ Bearfoot Hookers

SAT APRIL 30th (Little Kings):
Acoustic happy hour & artisan/crafts fair feat. Patrick Carey (Ginger Envelope) & Jeremy Wheatley (Tin Cup Prophette, Liz Durrett)/ Bareknuckle Betties/ High Strung String Band (4pm)

Night show, 7pm ($8)-
Yo Soybean/ Dare Dukes/ Corduroy Road/ Adam Klein & friends/ The Buzzards (feat. Scott Baxendale, Clay Leverett, Bo Bedingfield & Jon Mills)/ Dave Marr w/ GOAT (ex-Star Room Boys)/ Dodd Ferrelle/ Don Chambers & GOAT

SUN MAY 1st (Hendershot’s Coffee, 3pm)- $5
Closing party feat. Welfare Liners/ Borderhop Trio/ Curley Maple/ Little Country Giants/ Hope for Agoldensummer

Wristbands for entry into all events only $15, available now at Little Kings, Hendershot’s Coffee, Jittery Joe’s Roaster, Schoolkids Records & online at Athensmusic.net!

Want to be part of the artisan/crafts fair during Saturday happy hour (Sat. April 30th)? Have homemade jewelry, honey/jam, farm products, soaps, artwork to sell? Email hellocowboyangel@gmail.com for info..

Also visit the facebook event at Athens Americana.

Athens Americana ’11 is presented by Cowboy Angel Music, Justin Evans Photography, Little Kings Shuffle Club, Hendershot’s Coffee, and Full Moon Studios.

Adam Klein Europe tour

Thanks to everyone who came out to Adam‘s show w/ Josh Ritter and Joe Pug at the 40 Watt in Athens- it was a blast!

Adam‘s off to Europe for a whole bunch of shows this month and early April. Shows begin in The Netherlands on Sunday, March 13th and continue through Thursday, April 7th in the UK. For full tour dates, visit adam-klein.com.

We’re pleased Wounded Electric Youth was featured in February’s Euro Americana radio chart at #5, and radio airplay and reviews continue to stream in. Also keep your eyes peeled to his site for the premier of Adam‘s making-of-the-record documentary film shot in Mali last year. Should be online very soon!

Bring on the herring, pickles, and cheese..

LCG & Nutria gettin’ busy

Hey y’all. Adam‘s back from west coast, currently playing shows in North Carolina. Big C & The Ringers are mixing their new record, and Justin Evans will be serenading lovers and the empty-hearted alike at Little Kings’ Valentine’s Day show in Athens on.. MON FEB 14th.

And, much to our good fortune, Little Country Giants and Nutria have some upcoming shows..

Little Country Giants:
SAT. March 5th- Highland Ballroom- Atlanta, GA, 8:30pm
w/ The Georgia Fireflies
Click here for facebook event.

Nutria:
Keep your eyes peeled to Nutriaworld.net for info.

Tickets still available for Adam Klein‘s show with JOSH RITTER & JOE PUG on WED March 2nd @ the 40 Watt Club in Athens! Visit Athensmusic.net for tickets.

J. Evans, Josh Ritter & the News

Good stuff comin up in the next few weeks and beyond, friends.

This week:
Justin Evans plays two shows w/ Brooklyn-via Atl’s Adron!
Thurs. Jan. 27th- The Earl- East Atlanta, GA, 8pm
Sat. Jan. 29th- Little Kings- Athens, GA, 10pm

Adam Klein heads west! Shows in Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco in early February:
Thurs. Feb. 3rd- Can Can- Seattle, WA, 8:30pm (w/ Gabriel Mintz & Jason Simms)
Sun. Feb. 6th- Mudai Lounge- Portland, OR, 8:30pm (w/ Gabriel Mintz & Jason Simms)
Mon. Feb. 7th- KEXP‘s Best Ambiance- Seattle, WA, 7:00pm PST (Interview & playing tracks from upcoming Mali album, Dugu Wolo)
Wed. Feb. 9th- In-store @ The Music Store, San Francisco, CA, 6-9pm

Plus Adam’s got some cool opening slots ahead:
Sat. Feb. 12th- The Garage- Winston Salem, NC, 8:30pm (Opening for DAN BERN)
Wed. March 2nd- 40 Watt Club- Athens, GA, 8:30pm (Opening for JOSH RITTER & JOE PUG)
Tickets available now at Athensmusic.net.

The first footage from Adam’s making-of-the-record documentary film from Mali, shot by filmmaker Jason Miller, is online at Vimeo. The montage was shot at the Niger River in Segou, Mali. Enjoy! A proper trailer is forthcoming.

Check out Big C & The Ringers at Hendershot’s Coffee in Athens on Fri. Feb. 11th, 8pm! Like ‘em on facebook!

Happy New Year!

Late 2009 through 2010 saw Cowboy Angel Music develop from a label releasing Adam Klein‘s music to a roster of six exciting and talented Athens-area acts. Thanks for the support, and stick with us as we continue to grow with sporadic releases and important community events like Athens Americana.

We’re gearing up for another exciting year for Cowboy Angel.

Here’s a quick run-down on our happenings..
Adam Klein & Justin Evans both have shows this month (see tour page). Adam‘s opening for a number of great singer/songwriters- Lucy Kaplansky, Fred Eaglesmith, and Stephen Simmons- at The White Mule (Columbia, SC) and Eddie’s Attic (Decatur, GA), plus a band show at the Caledonia Lounge in Athens. He’s leading a one-week service learning program in Nicaragua this month as well. And working on the Mali documentary film (a trailer is forthcoming!) and Mali album, Dugu Wolo, cover art/packaging. We call that busy.

Justin‘s playing at The freakin’ Earl (we love The Earl) in East Atlanta on Thurs. Jan. 27th and Athens’ Little Kings Sat. Jan. 29th. Got some sweet new songs, too.

From Daniel Aaron of Timber comes a beautiful Christmas song which we can’t post here. Email him at timberemail@gmail.com for some loveliness, if he’s so inclined.

Nutria‘s still all the rage. Check out these recent articles (this one and that one) and All Things Considered program on NPR. By now the band’s probably recorded two new kick ass double albums out at the Sonic Research Facility in Nicholson.

The Granfalloons have all been busy working on projects of both the musical and crawling kind. AJ Adams opened for George Jones and Loretta Lynn recently, on pedal steel with our friend Clay Leverett. And drummer Seth Hendershot has been crazy slammed of late with his new enterprise, the fantastic new Hendershot’s Coffee in Athens. Drop by for a cup, some great company, and excellent music!

In the meantime, Little Country Giants hosted one of the coolest New Year’s bashes around, yet another cool night on the farm in Ranger, GA, at their Chickenshack Honky Tonk. And Cameron’s been rockin’ with the new all-girls high heel stompin’ supergroup, BareKnuckle Betties! Check ‘em out at The 5 Spot in Atlanta on Fri. January 14th!

Get ready for Big C & The Ringers! More to come on that.

Visit the Tour page for show listings & come hang out soon!

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