Slaid Cleaves' online biography says that he “Grew up in Maine. Lives in Texas. Writes songs. Makes records. Travels around. Tries to be good.” The simplicity of the statement disguises the fact that he's one of the most highly respected and talented songwriters in modern America, with a string of terrific releases and a devoted fanbase. Performing songs that can be funny, insightful, sensitive and hard-hitting, sometimes all at the same time, he’s one of the few contemporary musicians who can be fairly compared to old masters like Woody Guthrie. A truly mesmerising performer.
“A master craftsman on the order of Guy Clark and John Prine” – Austin Chronicle.
“A magical performance from one of the best songwriters in the game” – No DepressionWebsite