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Distant Music (CD)

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Debut record, released in 2006. A collection of rustic, dusty country folk songs colored with pedal steel, fiddle, dobro, and piano by some of Athens’ finest players, including David Barbe (wurlitzer), David Blackmon (fiddle), Drive-By Truckers' John Neff (pedal steel), & William Tonks of Bloodkin (dobro, guitar). Recorded by David Barbe at Chase Park Transduction in Athens, GA.

“… an engaging debut that’s as reliable and uncomplicated as a stout cup of coffee. It’s a fun, unpretentious batch of originals that suits this decade as well as any of the previous four.”- Flagpole Magazine

“Klein is exploring standard themes common to most songwriters. However, the fact that his songs are so obviously well-crafted, and the fact that his presentation— an engaging voice and quiet, acoustic country meets early-Dylanesque folk arrangements— ensures that Klein rises above the pack.”- Sing Out!

“… an album steeped in the cosmic cowboy music of the late 1960s to early 1970s. Think Neil Young’s loping country beat from Harvest and the harmonies of The Band. You can hear familiar echoes of musicians like Woody Guthrie, Guy Clark and Bob Dylan… As with Dylan during his domestic period (1968-74), Klein’s songs reflect a life being lived… one part Planet Waves and one part Travels with Charlie.”- Warren McQuiston, Southeast Performer Magazine