"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.”
OK, kind of a weird way to introduce a new artist to MCC. But if you've been around us for awhile, you also know there could be no better introduction than these words from WW.
Terry Klein has been on our radar for awhile now, and we're pretty excited to finally begin promoting his upcoming show here.
A self-described "recovering lawyer" who settled in Austin after moving around the country a bit, Terry wrote his first song at 40. He's been busy ever since. Since 2017, Terry has released four records - the first two produced by Walt Wilkins, and his latest - Leave The Light On - was just released in November 2023.
Terry's songwriting reminds me a little of James McMurtry, and maybe a little Mary Gauthier ... deep, rich, visual stories, filled with ironies, that you can't help becoming immersed in.
"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."