Slaid Cleaves
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Loved the show in Sisters. Thanks for playing my two favorite songs: Quick as Dreams and Breakfast in Hell! XO

Slaid Cleaves responded on 05/21/2019

So you like the workplace disaster songs, I guess. Right on. -Slaid


Just wanted to say, on Wishbones from Sorrow and Smoke, one of my favorite parts is when you say Holly that stand has a little knob on it to adjust (or something similar) but the best part is when you say " or we could just get down on our knees and play, whatever you like" Brings a smile to my face when I hear that!


Slaid Cleaves responded on 05/19/2019

Ha! That's "Ollie" actually - Oliver Steck on accordion and trumpet and harmonica on the live album. For some reason he wasn't adjusting the microphone stand between songs (and instruments), just bending over when switching from accordion to trumpet, etc. Ollie is a master of physical humor - he even went to clown college.



Morning Slaid.
Welcome back to Portland.
If possible, could you please add Hometown USA to your set at the Old Church?
Look forward to seeing you, again.

Slaid Cleaves responded on 05/15/2019

Ooh, it's been a while since I did that one. I better google the lyrics right now and get going on relearning it. Cheers, Slaid


Hi Slaid (and Karen),

Sorry we've been out of touch for so long (years and years).

Our Christmas card bounced back so we think you've moved. Hope you are well.

We're still near Cleveland, Ohio. Some job changes recently; but doing okay.


Greg Howe and Sandy Werner

Slaid Cleaves responded on 05/10/2019

Hey Greg and Sandy,

So good to hear from you - it's been a long time. We are well, rolling along through middle age, dealing with family stuff, etc, as I'm sure you are as well. I hope we can catch up next time we're passing through. -Slaid


Hey Slaid. I just discovered you on one of my daily mixes on Spotify. I'd like to see you on May 29th at El Mercado with John Inmon, yet, no tix on sale on your website. Are tickets necessary for this venue? Can you also confirm the location is: 1302 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704?

Lastly, please look at Buck's Backyard in Buda! I think you'd pull a great crowd out there. Its a fun spot and great for live music!

Thanks, Mairin

Slaid Cleaves responded on 05/09/2019

Hey Mairin - glad you found my music on Spotify. I'm pretty sure the 5/29 show at El Mercado is not a ticketed show. You might want to come early for dinner to make sure you can get in. And yes, South Austin location: 1302 South First. And yes, I've driven by Bucks - looks fun. -Slaid


How would I go about seeing if we could get you guys into Boulder, Colorado? There’s a wonderful venue called Chautauqua auditorium that would be a great place for Slaid to perform.
Let me know what I could do to help!

Larry Christine

Slaid Cleaves responded on 05/07/2019

Thanks Larry. That sure looks like a nice place to play, but at a capacity of 1326 it’s a bit to big for us (10 times too big actually). If you know a place that’s more our size drop Karen a line and she will look into it: Cheers, Slaid