Slaid Cleaves

Hi Slaid. Many years ago, I saw you in a small club in NYC. You were opening for someone, perhaps Joe Ely. You were incredible and I greatly enjoyed your set. Anyway, one of the tunes you did that night has never left me. The just of the song was about a kid discovering his grandfathers record collection in the addic. It was amazing but I don't know the name of the song or where to find it. Did you record it? Would love your help in solving the mystery. Love the new album by the way. Just great songwriting. Thx!!

Slaid Cleaves responded on 06/30/2017

Hey Ray,
I remember opening for Joe Ely at the Bottom Line in NYC. It was 10/28/2000, according to my records. Julia Roberts was there, and told me I was great, which kinda stuck in my head.

The only song that sorta fits that description is The Dad Song, but I don't think we played it that night. But I can't think of any other song that fits. There's an early recording, available only on this digital album:

I hope that helps,

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