Slaid Cleaves

Not really a question, but I just wanted to let you know that as a tough guy veteran who thinks he has ice in his veins, I tear up every single time I listen to Still Fighting the War. You and Isbell (Tour of Duty) nail it better than anything else I've ever seen or heard.

Thank you so, so much for putting the wordless into words.

Jeremy Hurtt
US Cavalry
OIF 06-08 Rusafa, Sadr City

Slaid Cleaves responded on 10/13/2016

Mr Hurtt,

Though I know I would be a useless puddle on the battlefield, your note makes me proud to have played a part in honoring those who put everything on the line for their country, and acknowledging the hardships many continue to face. Thank you for taking the time to let me know I'm doing my job: As Woody Guthrie put it "A folksinger's job is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable."


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