Slaid Cleaves

I saw you at your recent concert at the Red Dragon in Baton Rouge LA You sang a song that I don't think was yours...maybe you co wrote it. The chorus was "because that's what poets do. If you could give me some info on that song I would appreciate it. I truly enjoyed your songs and the musical talent of you and Joe Joe

Slaid Cleaves responded on 07/30/2016

Indeed, that was "Everette" by my friend Steve Brooks, inspired by the New Orleans poet Everette Maddox, who died in 1989. For more info you can check out or

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