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Hello from Phoenix. I hope you will play here soon, maybe a gig at the Musical Instrument Museum. Anyhow, do you still sing Jenny's Alright, and was that based on anyone? It also seems you capo for Broke Down and other songs on the second fret but in concert recordings I don't hear you tune down the low E. Are you using a partial capo that opens up the low E string only? My friend Harvey Reid from York Maine uses all sorts of those capo configurations. Thanks. Matthew


Slaid Cleaves responded on 11/21/2017
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Hey, that's a least three questions!

We are trying to get a gig in Phoenix, either at Mim or at Valley Bar in February, but neither is looking good at this point. It's been a couple years since I played "Jennie's All Right." I wrote the song with Rod Picott, and we each had a different person in mind while writing that one. On several songs on the Broke Down album, my guitar is tuned 1/2 step flat. I don't detune my guitar at shows. But I do use a partial capo on a handful of songs, including Broke Down and Drinkin' Days. Say Hey to Harvey Reid for me,
Slaid

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Just discovered your music...and an imediate fan. Do you tour Germany?


Slaid Cleaves responded on 11/18/2017
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Glad to hear it. We play the UK and Netherlands, but not Germany.

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would u have date available around Syracuse for finger lakes area small venue?


Slaid Cleaves responded on 11/11/2017
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Actually, we already have a Syracuse-are show booked for next year: 5/18/18 at https://www.folkus.org/

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I would like to open for one of the great American songwriters that many don’t know about...yet...not trying to butter you up, but you’re coming to my town in Feb 2018 and I’s Love for you to consider me...just liked you on FB sonyou’ll see My info...I’ll make ya proud...

stephen Budd


Slaid Cleaves responded on 11/09/2017
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Hey Stephen, I checked out a couple of your songs on YouTube. Good stuff. However I'm not booking openers on my tours these days. But keep at it and good luck.

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Hi Slaid,

I would love to see you play in the UK again, I was actually in Texas when you were here! I actually went to the Cantina in Fischer, which I know you have played a couple of times. It is a beautiful venue with wonderful people!


Slaid Cleaves responded on 11/09/2017
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Bad timing! It will be a while before we cross over the pond again. Glad you found the Fischer Haus Cantina, a real Hill Country gem.

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Can I mail payment direct to you for a cd? Cards are not available. I will send cash.


Slaid Cleaves responded on 11/09/2017
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I'm sure you can work something out with Karen. Please email her directly at slaidcleavesbooking@gmail.com