At the age of 18, Klein moved to Boston to attend the Berklee College of Music. In 1999, he moved to Austin, Texas and released his first album, You'll Never Get to Heaven If You Break My Heart. Signed to influential record label One Little Indian, Klein released two more albums, Everybody Loves a Winner, featuring Patty Griffin, Matthew Ryan, Jon Dee Graham and Johnny Goudie in 2002, and The Hustler, featuring guests Ani Difranco and Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum in 2005. He has also worked with Greg Dulli and The Twilight Singers, and toured as part of The Gutter Twins.
Klein's current incarnation is as the focal point of Austin's My Jerusalem, who have just released their second full-length, Preachers. The new record leads the listener on a cinematic journey through a reckless, jagged landscape of Raymond Carver-esque stories, fueled by Klein’s persuasive baritone, ominous guitars, dream-like keyboards and a deep rhythmic pulse. Recorded in under three weeks by Spoon drummer Jim Eno (Heartless Bastards, Polica, Black Joe Lewis) at his Public Hi-Fi studio, Preachers is the first My Jerusalem album genuinely made by a band, not just performed by a group of musicians. Pushing aside hard drives and laptops to make way for analog tape machines and vintage keyboards, what Klein describes as the “Post-Modern Southern Gothic Soul” sounds of Preachers were born from organic, live performances Eno carefully captured and tweaked. - from thisismyjerusalem.com/band
Klein and My Jerusalem play The Standard 18 and the 12/20RT Amplifiers.