Host Diana Linn welcomes Austin songwriter Terry Klein via phone to the Tasty Brew Music Radio Show this Friday February 25 in the 11 am hour. Terry will be town for a private house concert in Kansas City co-hosted by Lawrence songwriter and Tasty Brew favorite Sky Smeed.
Klein is a performing songwriter, yes, but he’s also worked in factories, in hospitals, as a political operative, and tried cases as a lawyer in state and federal courts. He’s lived on both coasts and lots of places in between and been to 49 of the 50 United States. He reads a lot and he likes to go to art museums. He watches sports when he can, though he’s a little furtive about that. In his writing and on stage he attempts to mollify a relentless inner voice that says mean, unforgiving things to himself that he’d never say to anyone else ever.
Terry’s made three records. The first two, Great Northern and Tex, were produced by Texas folk hero Walt Wilkins in Austin, Texas and garnered praise from Mary Gauthier and Rodney Crowell and press and radio outlets across the United States and Europe.
For his third album, Terry went to Nashville and worked with producer and multi-instrumentalist Thomm Jutz. Recorded over a few breakneck days in October 2021, it’s called Good Luck, Take Care and it’s a raw, visceral departure from the work he’s done before. Ten dynamic songs that take hold from the first measure, knock you off balance, and won’t let go without a fight.
Terry has played in some of the most hallowed rooms in the singer-songwriter business: Club Passim, The Bluebird, The Blue Light, The Saxon Pub, Anderson Fair, to name a few. He also played in a heavy metal band in Los Angeles a couple of lifetimes ago, thrashing around on grimy, storied stages like the Troubadour and the Whiskey A Go Go.
Also on this week’s show…as always…the best in Americana/Roots Music the Heartland has to offer!