Acclaimed songwriter Klein coming to Society Hall

Courtesy photo Singer-songwriter Terry Klein, who has burst on to both the Austin and national scene with rave reviews, is performing on July 12 at Society Hall.

ALAMOSA – Society Hall, the performance space, concert hall and community gathering place at 400 Ross Ave., Alamosa, is excited to present singer-songwriter Terry Klein, who has burst on to both the Austin and national scene with rave reviews from artists and critics alike, in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 12. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 and are available at the Green Spot in Alamosa or online at www.societyhall.org. The concert will also stream live on the Society Hall Facebook page and You-Tube channel.

Says Society Hall board member and Alamosa music producer Don Richmond, said, “We're really looking forward to hosting Terry here at the hall. He's a new artist for us, but we've had so many people (like Walt Wilkins) saying 'You need to get Terry Klein' that we couldn't say no when the opportunity came to have him come do a show. We sure hope folks can come out and see what all the fuss is about.”

Klein is a performing songwriter whose growing catalog of finely wrought captivating songs has made him a respected member of the Folk and Americana music communities. The Austin American-Statesman calls him “one of Austin's top singer-songwriters in recent years.”

Klein’s first two records, “Great Northern” (2017) and “Tex” (2019), were produced by Texas folk hero Walt Wilkins and garnered praise from Mary Gauthier and Rodney Crowell and press and radio outlets across the United States and Europe.

For his third album, Klein went to Nashville and worked with producer and multi-instrumentalist Thomm Jutz. Recorded over a few breakneck days in October 2021 and released in February 2022, “Good Luck, Take Care” was a raw, visceral departure from the work he’d done before. Ten dynamic songs that took hold from the first measure, knocked you off balance, and wouldn’t let go without a fight. No Depression said, “Good Luck, Take Care,” “has a knack for telling poetic stories in songs about the sad, funny, ironic, and devastating ups and downs of our lives" and American Songwriter said the album "conveys honesty and emotion that gives the listener a clear connection."

Klein’s fourth album, “Leave the Light On,” was also recorded and produced by Jutz in Nashville and was one of the most critically acclaimed singer-songwriter albums released in 2023. Tracked live over six hours on June 22, 2023, “Leave the Light On” is Klein’s most personal and vulnerable work yet. “Leave the Light On” is just as dynamic as Klein’s first three albums. But perhaps owed to the speed and requisite focus with which it was recorded, “Leave the Light On” has a cohesion and self-assurance that sets it apart. It made American Songwriter’s Top 17 Albums of 2023. Saving Country Music said, “the 10 songs of ‘Leave the Light On’ are like 10 little universes that you’re eager to unearth and unravel, hanging on every word, and re-racking them to catch what you might have missed the first time.” In Glide, Jim Hynes wrote, “With such a legacy of great Texas songwriters, in this millennium, after just four albums Klein stands among the best.”

Klein has played in some of the most hallowed rooms in the singer-songwriter business – Club Passim, The Bluebird, The Saxon Pub, and Godfrey Daniels, to name a few. He’s played sets and won over crowds at the Moccasin Creek Festival, the Blanco River Songwriters Festival, the Corpus Christi Songwriters Festival, the Hotel Turkey Songwriters Festival, and the Montrose Music Festival.

Before all that, a couple of lifetimes ago, he played in a heavy metal band in Los Angeles, thrashing around on grimy, storied stages like Troubadour and Whiskey A Go Go. Somewhere in the middle there, Klein worked in politics and then as a trial lawyer. He lives with his family in Austin, Texas.
Here's what folks are saying about Klein.

"Terry Klein has the poet’s heart and it's very much in evidence on his brand new collection of songs,” said Rodney Crowell

"Terry Klein’s songs bring me into his world, they make the crossing from one heart to another with ease. 'Better Luck Next Time' could have been written by Springsteen, Van Zandt, or Earle. But, no, this amazing song came from the guitar of a wonderful new voice in songwriting – Terry Klein. Close your eyes, give a listen, and let his songs take you on a ride. It’s a beautiful journey,” said Mary Gauthier

"When I heard the songs on ‘Great Northern’ for the first time, I was floored. I knew I was hearing a true songwriter, and a true craftsman. These songs deal with real moments, elements, depths of the human spirit. The songs here still move me. Welcome a strong collection of songs and a new clear, bold voice,” said Walt Wilkins.