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..

Little Country Makeover

We just recently learned of Little Country Giants‘ Russell Cook’s tv appearance on Style Ambush getting a makeover at a mall in Atlanta. Haircut, shave, new clothes, and a fine pair of shoes. See Russell modeling (!) and playing mandolin in a salon at this link.

Georgia folks, check out the Chickenshack Fall Festival raising funds for Orphan Aid, Liberia. Little Country Giants, Justin Evans, and many others will be performing. It’s all goin’ down in Ranger, GA, on Sat. October 23rd. Visit the facebook event for info.

Nutria‘s in action at Caledonia Lounge in Athens this Thursday, October 14th. And Timber will be playing at Flicker in Athens on Thursday, October 21st!

Adam Klein is currently on the road for the Wounded Electric Youth CD Release tour. Shows just added in Canton and Kent, Ohio, for October 22nd and 23rd. Have a look at for most up-to-date tour schedule. He hits famed NYC venue The Living Room with Nels Andrews this Thurs. Oct. 14th, Cyclops Books & Music, opening for one-man folk/punk act Hamell on Trial in Baltimore on Fri. Oct. 15th, Union Hall in Brooklyn for Brooklyn Songwriters Exchange on Mon. Oct. 18th, and Chicago’s Elbo Room on Sunday, Oct. 24th!

‘Wounded Electric Youth’ out now & CD Release tour!

Adam Klein‘s third record, Wounded Electric Youth, is now available and officially released! Visit CD Baby to purchase the album or download it from iTunes or eMusic!

Catch Adam this week in Athens before he hits the road for the cd release tour:
Fri. Oct. 1st- Hendershot’s, 8pm (band show & Adam’s birthday celebration)
Mon. Oct. 4th- Ashford Manor Concerts on the Lawn (Watkinsville, GA), 6pm. With Chris ‘Crash’ Cason on guitar. Opening for Packway Handle Band.

Visit the Tour Page for show dates in the northeast, mid-Atlantic, and midwest through October.

Want to host Adam and/or other CAM acts for a house concert in your home this fall? Email and learn about this intimate concert opportunity.

See y’all out there..

Summer releases pt. ii (Timber)

And now for some Timber news.. Timber‘s Scrawled has met with much success and excitement. Thanks to all the radio stations and review outlets for the favorable response, and congrats to Daniel Aaron and co. on a fine record. Here’s a smattering of excellent critical praise:

Americana UK (“Timber… channel a loose, stringband type sound that owes to the likes of Nickel Creek or the Old Crow Medicine Show. The result is a handsome, at times exhilarating, batch of warm woody back porch songs…”), Altcountryforum (‘translated’ here from the Dutch), (likened to Vic Chesnutt and our all-time favorites, The Schramms. The Schramms?), and Kindamuzik (“Scrawled goes genre boundaries.. for fans of Gillian Welch and Uncle Tupelo”).

Stomp & Stammer writes: “The Athens-based act marries acoustic guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, pedal steel and other stringed-and-otherwise instruments in a laid- back, neighborly manner that colors the dirt road singer/songwriter Daniel Aaron’s songs tread. ”

And, as mentioned, loads of radio play on The Miller Tells Her Tale, Taproot, Americana OK, Tues. Night Americana Club, and other stations worldwide.

Let’s get these folks on the road. Daniel Aaron’s looking to play shows in the southeast this November. Shoot us a note ( if you wanna bring ‘em to your town!

Summer releases pt. i (Nutria & The Granfalloons)

Alright folks. Cowboy Angel hit ya with a few fantastic releases back in late spring and word on the street’s been trickling in over the summer months. Here’s the 410 from the 706.

Nutria‘s seven-song gem Permanent Reminder of a Temporary Emotion got some fine press and radio play on Taproot Radio and WRAS in Atlanta, Tues. Night Americana Music Club (Netherlands) and Hillbilly Rockhouse (Germany), plus others.

Here’s Jeff Clark, from the pages of Stomp & Stammer:
“Athens-based band Nutria match witty lyrics with rollicking, tremendously likeable pop-rock, heavy on harmonies and passionate, poignant delivery. Permanent Reminder of a Temporary Emotion.. is a 30-minute reason to rejoice in the poetic magic that can be conjured by the simplest, most straightforward rock ‘n’ roll.”

The folks in Europe are diggin’ it. Have a look at reviews from Americana UK (“imagine Neil Young fronting “A.M.”-era Wilco playing the Rolling Stones back catalogue produced by REM… classic Americana”), Kindamuzik, Altcountryforum (“… like the earlier work of REM, The Who, and The Beatles… Brilliant compositions, propelled by a catchy rhythm full of beautiful harmonies.”), (“nice rattling rock album… like a raw version of Big Star”), and Beat Surrender.

Don’t miss Nutria back in action at the Caledonia Lounge in Athens on Thurs. October 14th!

The Granfalloons‘ brand of catchy Americana on their debut Songs to Sing has been featured on Americana OK, Taproot Radio, Inner FM’s Folk & Roots down in Australia, and other fine stations. Altcontryforum (“Tastefully arranged catchy pop songs.. echoes of Smog, The Jayhawks, and Wilco” and Americana UK have both chimed in with reviews. Songs to Sing was the spotlight on Songriver’s July programs and also got spins on Tuesday Night Americana Music Club (Netherlands) and Hillybilly Rockhouse in Deutschland!

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