Presented by Me and Thee Coffeehouse
September 6, 2013
Austin-based singer/songwriter Slaid Cleaves spins stories with a novelist’s eye and a poet’s heart. Cleaves music artfully mines the Texas troubadour tradition, recalling such artists as Robert Earl Keen, Peter Case, and Darden Smith. His recently released album “Still Fighting the War,” spotlights an artist who delivers vivid snapshots as wildly cinematic as they are carefully chiseled. Dress William Faulkner with faded jeans and a worn six-string. Born in Portland, Maine though based in Austin since the early 90s, Cleaves first gained notoriety in 1997 with the release, “No Angle Knows,” produced by Lucinda Williams’ guitarist Gurf Morlix.