Will you come to sing in Louisville KY? Please? You tell such American stories with your songs and Louisville is ready for you. Since I discovered you on Pandora about 4 years ago, you've become my favorite artist...on Pandora,on Spotify, and on all your cd's in my car. Thanks for what you do. Catherine Grant, Louisville KY
Well, thank you for the kind words. We played Louisville in 2016. It was a small but mighty crowd. Closest we'll get this year is Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza in Worthington, Ohio on 5/24. 216 miles. We do that and more almost every day. Maybe you are up for a road trip. The pizza is really good! -Slaid
I saw you at Dazzle in Denver a few weeks back and we talked briefly about the Breakfast in Hell song & Georgian Bay and Go Home Bay - a place where my family has strong connections. Turns out my grandparents visited Sandy Gray falls in 1925 or so, and saw Sandy Gray's grave. And my grandmother, who wrote for several magazines at the time, wrote a short article about his story. I'd like to send that article to you if you can let me know how to do so.
Sure, I'd love to read the article. You can send it to email@example.com
Looking forward to your return to The Tractor in Seattle! However, nothing's better than the intimacy of a house show. We've really enjoyed hosting Danny Schmidt (twice) and Carrie Elkin (once). Do you ever do those? If so, my wife and I would love to host you some time here in north Seattle.
Rob & Ruth
Hi Rob & Ruth,
Indeed, we do the occasional house concert. There are no open dates on the June Tour, but if you get in touch with Karen she'll get you in the database for our next trip to the northwest: firstname.lastname@example.org
most you players are dry..dont drink..let me know if you can use some vino...andre here at bully hill vineyrads..will dropp a case some where along tour...think I may have left some last time you were at abaline loung in roc..also, can fit you in for a date here in hammondspor..let me know how to make that happen for next time through..
Thanks Andre, I can assure you there are no teetotalers in the Slaid Cleaves caravan. No Rochester (or Hammandsport) in May, but Syracuse, Wellsville and Buffalo. For booking info: email@example.com
Caught your show in Rochester a few years back. It was an a amazing show. I said the only thing that could have made it better was hearing UNCLE TED. My wife said it could have been better if I wasn't there. We plan to see you at the Folkus in Syracuse, NY 5/18. Love the new stuff!!! Can we please hear Uncle Ted. We will bring a $20 and marker.
Nate and Mandy
Thanks so much Nate. I believe you are the only person to ever request "Uncle Ted." I'll be sure to re-learn it by the time we get to Syracuse. No charge!
Good morning Slaid,
Hope the tour is going well.
Do you ever play festivals or promote your own ? ? if so ,i would suggest a tour /festival with John Doe , Dave Alvin, Jesse Dayton. etc. .
There are so many great americana/folk/alt country musicians these days. I woul dlove something like that, Thoughts ?
Second will you please play Breakfast in hell
Hi there. The next tour starts in three weeks.
I don't get invited to festivals much anymore. I like your taste, though. All those guys tour a lot, separately. Touring together is fun but: you gotta share the money.
I'll play Breakfast in Hell if you write it on a $20 bill and slip it in the tip jar (did I just say that?)
Hi Slaid. Just went through your tour schedule and....no venue in Colorado. Any chance of taking a right turn in New Mexico and detouring up to Boulder as you are driving from Texas to California? Saw you a few years ago in Winter Park and would love to see you back here again!
We were in Denver in February. It'll be a while before we cycle back through. It's a big continent - we're flying to California!
No Scrappy in May, just June/west coast.
May gigs will be:
5 & 6: solo (no guitar solos = time for more songs!)
8 - 12: duo with Duke Levine (a rare treat!)
16 - 26: duo with Chojo Jacques (mandolin AND fiddle: two for the price of one!)
Sorry Matt - Reno's "not in the cards," as they say. Sacramento, though, June 7.
Good Morning Slaid and Karen,
How are you Two ?
I caught you at McCabes Guitar Shop in Santa Monica in February.
What a great show and performance. I bought two friends that were not familiar with your music, now they are big fans.
Anyway Enough gushing about you and the awesome music you write and play .
I'm planing are going to see you at Original Mikes's in Santa Ana this coming June.
Are you offering VIP seating or a Meet and greet type package for this show ?
I would love meet you ,shake your hand and thank you in person for the wonderful music you play.
I just love the music !!
Second, Are you doing the solo thing with your buddy accompanying on guitar ? or are you bringing a band with you ? Either way, the Show will be a hoot and lots of fun .
Third and last thing . Could you please add to your play list 'Breakfast in Hell" for this show ?
I Love that song , all well as the rest of them too.
Enjoy the day
See You In Santa Ana
Thanks for bringing new people to McCabe's - word of mouth is my best friend.
Everyone's a VIP at my shows. I'll be hanging at the merch table with Karen to shake hands and kiss babies till the venue sweeps us out the door.
Yes, South Austin's own Scrappy Jud Newcomb will accompany me on guitar on the west coast tour in June.
About "Breakfast in Hell:" it's twice as long as a normal song, so, at least two people have to request it to get it on the list. Half way there . . .