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!
Thanks for taking the time to write. Glad you had a good time at Poor David's. 1) 1965 Gibson J-50 with Martin SP medium strings, amplified by AT831 condenser mic and I-beam pick-up mixed through a Raven Labs 2-channel DI. 2) I haven't played with a full band for years. Not likely in the future (not economical). 3) That's Huddie: 1995 - 2011.
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 Next question
Thank you for the response, I am sorry to hear that Huddie has left, we lost Ace, our old big old labrador puppy last year: 1999-2013. Maybe a song should be written in honor of old good dogs lost, resting in heavan's fluffy bed...or something like that. Anyway, we have a back up band on standby for you next time you're in the Dallas area, banjo (don't think you have any banjo songs recorded that I know of), pedal steel, electric guitar and bass (also electric) and drums. No charge, just the honor of playing with. Good luck with the rest of your tour, we might come down next week to see you in Houston and next month for sure in San Antonio!Slaid Cleaves responded on 10/09/2014