Slaid Cleaves

Hi Slaid, After reading all the questions and answers I feel extremely lucky and privileged to live in Round Rock, TX and have the opportunity to see you several times from November to June. Believe me, I go every chance I get. You are a top notch songwriter and my other favorite is Bruce Springsteen. I couldn't help but notice when I was reading your CD covers that Magic Rat Music is referenced with many of your songs. Does that have anything to do with Bruce and "the magic rat drove his sleek machine over the Jersey state line"? Just wondering. In my opinion, you are on the same level as him, and I don't say that lightly. Thanks for the gift of song. You make my life happier:)
Rachel Glaser

Slaid Cleaves responded on 10/11/2013

Thanks, Rachel. Indeed Magic Rat refers to the character in Jungleland. My first garage band (est 1981) was called The Magic Rats. You might want to check out my old band-made Rod Picott

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