Hi Randy. That's great to hear. I've been meaning to put together a songbook for a long time. If the rest of my gigs fall through this year maybe it'll finally get done. Until then, you might google the songs you are looking to learn. Depending on the song, you might find chords along with lyrics out there. Good luck!
Hi Slaid! Not a question but a big THANK YOU for a great livestream concert today, May 23, 2020. The year of the plague. It was great to see you again! It was easy to tell you’d put some time into perfecting the art of the livestream—not an easy thing to do. Yours was one of the best I’ve seen—including Richard Thompson, who seems completely bewildered by the technology:-)
I know how hard it is to be stuck at home with nowhere to play. I hope you’re able to get back out on the road sooner rather than later. I’ve got you on my calendar for October 24 in Chapel Hill—the Forty Acres House Concert. Saw you there last time. Great venue. Great show.
I miss traveling to see live shows terribly! That kept me going for the last three years. As well as choral singing with groups here. The pandemic has taken a toll on all of us.
Stay well. Keep playing for us on live-streams. We’re out here and we need you!
Thanks Judy - great to hear from you! Indeed, I spent a lot of time learning the ropes. Hang in there - hope to see you in October! -Slaid
Too soon to tell, David. Between Brexit (which complicates work permits, etc) and pandemic, plus the fact that I won't have a new album anytime soon . . . Well, I guess the short answer is no. Thanks for checking in, though. -Slaid
I know there's a box of LPs of the latest release (Ghost on the Car Radio) in a warehouse in England . . . We probably won't start thinking about more vinyl till there's a new album.
Oh Robert was written by my pal Graham Weber. He has a band called Western Youth.
I believe we are booked at Hill Country BBQ in DC in October. Only time will tell . . .
Hi, Slaid. I’m one of your fans over in Norway (Europe) who enjoy your fine music with great lyrics. The stories your songs tell really get to one’s heart and soul. They are really a great comfort to me, especially since I’ m struggeling with bad eyesight due to a damage to the left eye. My favorite is «One good year», and of course also «Hickory». I was wondering if you by any chance have posters of your self for sale to be shipped from overseas? I would be very happy if it would be possible to order a poster (for my attic), but if not I will always remain one of your greatest fans in South of Norway,
Christer (Chris) Birkeland
Hi, Christer. Thank you for the kind note. We are cleaning the office this week. If we come across a poster perhaps we can send it to you. Please send your postal address to Karen: email@example.com
Hi Slaid, enjoyed your live stream event even with the glitches. When the feed was not acting up I thought the picture and sound were great. Can I ask what equipment you used? Did you use any special mic, camera or programs? Thanks! Dean
Thanks Dean. I was quite happy with the audio and video, given that I was just using an iPad Pro, with its built-in mic and camera. I used the Streamlabs app to upload. I might try a PC next time, though, so I can connect (wired) directly to my router in hopes to avoid some of the glitches. -Slaid
I don't either! We will probably do another live stream in May, and we will definitely announce it via the mailing list. Cheers, Slaid
There were a lot of technical glitches, but most people seemed to enjoy it. We are thinking we'll do one a month, and we'll be announcing them on the mailing list. Thanks! Slaid
you have a wonderful voice Sir and I love what you are doing, thanks for the online show it was amazing! I am looking for stickers and patches and pins on your website under merch, hope for some more options and will show support by buying merch if that's okay with you :)
Thanks Eric, I will look into putting the stickers up on the site. -Slaid