I’ve traveled with singer-songwriter Adam Klein in Honduras, Israel, and most recently, Guatemala, where we led a group of students on an alternative break trip together in the northern village of Rabinal; one night, while the students slept below after a long day of lifting stones and mixing cement, I helped Adam compose a song about Don Fernando, an ancient, smiling campesino with whom we’d been working all week.
Adam spent two-and-a-half years in the Peace Corps in Mali, where he sang and performed songs in the Bambara language (and even produced a radio show with the country’s top musicians), and he recently played a string of shows in Ireland, England, Netherlands, and Scotland. Adam’s unique, personal version of folk alt-country is recorded on his own label, Cowboy Angel Music, and his newest album, “Western Tales and Trails,” is nearly complete.
Catch some live cowboy angel music in the Athens, GA area or at the Folk Alliance in Memphis this week. Adam will also be scrounging for a set at SXSW in Austin next March. See you out there, Chago!