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Adam Kline blends friendships with music

Adam Kline hopes families attend his Golden Shoulders CD release concert for “Friendship is Deep” tonight at the Center for the Arts.

Kline, 26, still has fond memories of the first concert his parents took him to when he was in grade school, which happened to be a Gordon Lightfoot concert in Southern California. Two decades later, Kline still appreciates the Canadian folk-rock singer/songwriter.

“I like the idea of having kids’ first concert be this concert,” said Kline, a Nevada City singer/songwriter/guitarist, on Monday.



“What we’re really trying to do is have a really good all-ages show so adults can bring their kids and kids can bring their grownups,” Kline added.

“Aaron Ross is excellent. He’s opening with a singer-songwriter set and we’ll play our standard rock ‘n’ roll show. It should be fun.”




“Friendship is Deep” was released on Aug. 23 and the group’s debut CD, “Let My Burden Be,” was released in October 2002, both by Sacramento indie label Doppler Records.

Kline formed Golden Shoulders four years ago to play with a rotating lineup of friends. Joining him at tonight’s show will be Marc Snegg on bass and vocals, Ehren Haas on lead guitar and vocals, and Neal Morgan on drums and vocals. Kline is on guitar and lead vocals. Kline and Morgan will then tour in support of the new CD across the United States for three and a half weeks.

“Friendship is Deep” coincidentally fits in with Kline’s philosophy on friendship, which he believes should be a universal fact of life.

“I like the CD a lot,” Kline said. “I have so many friends who played instruments on it. When I listen to the CD, it reminds me of them. I always play with people who are my friends.”

Case in point: Kline’s first band was Badical Turbo Radness in 1994-98, followed by a second band, The Gears, a popular Nevada County trio which performed Beatlesque pop-rock style originals Kline wrote from 1998 to 2001. Members of those two bands are still good friends with Kline and appear on Kline’s “Friendship is Deep” CD, as well as on “Let My Burden Be.”

The Union readers can keep up with Kline during his gigs across the country as he turns his Prospector column into a tour journal starting Sept 16.

KNOW AND GO:

WHAT: Adam Kline & Golden Shoulders in a CD release concert. Aaron Ross opens.

WHEN: Tonight at 7

WHERE: Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley

ADMISSION: $5

INFORMATION: 274-8384


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