Slaid Cleaves

Your music and lyrics are great. I wish you would provide guitar tabs or sheet music for Cry, Brokedown, Horses and Divorces, and your other sweet tunes.

Slaid Cleaves responded on 10/07/2014

Thanks. I found this site with a google search: Close enough?

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I listened to your song "Still Fighting the War" and really enjoyed it and it hit home. I am a retired USAF Chaplain (Col) who served in Kuwait, Djibouti and was the senior Chaplain at the Dover Port Mortuary for two years - working with the mortuary team and doing Dignified Transfers. Out of that experience, my brother and I put a song together called "Just Tell Me". The title was taken from the movie "Saving Private Ryan" as he kneels in the cemetery and wonders if his life has been worthy of the sacrifice that was paid for him.

We think you could do wonders with this song. If you would be interested, listen to it here:

There is another that would go great with his style:

It is about a soldier who came home from the war physically but not mentally. It is his cry-out to have those around him help "bring him back home".

We hope you enjoy them.

Don (

Slaid Cleaves responded on 10/01/2014
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Slaid, my wife and 2 sons ages 24 and 26 (and his wife) attended your concert at Poor David's Pub last weekend and we all really loved it! I was the guy who requested Green Mountains and Me, which actually brought yet another tear to my eye! We all really loved the whole show so very much, you have such a great gift! OK, here are my questions, what kind of guitar do you play and what kind of strings and amplification? We have a small music studio and play together as a family and I really like your sound. Second, when will you be playing with a full band, or do you ever tour that way? I think it would be a neat juxtaposition to compare the full depth of a band with the intimacy of your show at Poor David's. Finally, tell me about the dog in your picture...he looks like a good puppy...what's his name, breed and age? OK, that should keep you busy, have a great week!

Slaid Cleaves responded on 10/08/2014
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