Slaid Cleaves

Hi Slaid,
I've been listening to your music since I was a little girl, and tonight I forced myself to finish my college applications (which I have been putting off for for months now) because of your music. which has gotten me through so many other situations in life. I told my dad I was gonna write you to inform you of that just so you know that your music can completely take a losing hand and somehow win! and he said you wouldn't reply. Please help me prove him wrong! Oh and also, you are still the best singer/songwriter I know of, and my whole family loves your music so much! thanks for having your music on spotify btw!! Much love from Corpus Christi!!
(Sorry this isn't me asking you a question, but I wasn't sure how to send fan mail!)

Slaid Cleaves responded on 09/28/2015

Hi Sarah,
Thanks for taking the time to write, and congratulations on finishing your applications - surely the most disagreeable part of the college experience. When I was about to go to college all I wanted was to someday make music that pulled people through hard times, as Hank Williams and Woody Guthrie and Bruce Springsteen had given me the strength to pull through. I had no idea how to go about a career in music, but I bumbled my way through, and after many years of failure I've come to a place where someone like you would take the time to inform me that I've succeeded. It's deeply gratifying. Thanks.

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