Hello Mr. Cleaves,
I am a young man from Kansas who has really found himself inspired by your music and songwriting abilities. I am working hard and aspiring to one day play the guitar and sing as well as you do. I was wondering what your first guitar was as well as which guitar you enjoy playing most today? Once again I appreciate the work and love you put into your music, as many like me do.
Matthew, Manhattan KS
Thanks for taking the time to write. The first guitar I remember was the one my dad bought in 1965, when I was one year old. I've played a few others, but that's the one he let me "borrow" about 25 years ago and the one I play at all my shows and on most of my recordings. It's a 1965 Gibson J-50.
Hi Slaid, Im from Wales in the UK. I watched you a couple of years ago and was really blown away. I dont suppose theres any uk dates planned? Failing that, My family and i are coming to Florida in september and if there's anything near it would be our honour to watch you??
Stu, Wales uk
Hey Slaid! Looking forward to seeing you in May in Maine. I'd like to revisit a question posted 4 years ago regarding vinyl. Not just hipsters anymore. It's made a big comeback and many artists are releasing on it. I would humbly suggest a limited release of your next album on vinyl. Even if it were 100 copies offered autographed on your website. I would be blown away if they didn't sell. MikeSlaid Cleaves responded on 04/03/2016