Hello from Phoenix. I hope you will play here soon, maybe a gig at the Musical Instrument Museum. Anyhow, do you still sing Jenny's Alright, and was that based on anyone? It also seems you capo for Broke Down and other songs on the second fret but in concert recordings I don't hear you tune down the low E. Are you using a partial capo that opens up the low E string only? My friend Harvey Reid from York Maine uses all sorts of those capo configurations. Thanks. Matthew
Hey, that's a least three questions!
We are trying to get a gig in Phoenix, either at Mim or at Valley Bar in February, but neither is looking good at this point. It's been a couple years since I played "Jennie's All Right." I wrote the song with Rod Picott, and we each had a different person in mind while writing that one. On several songs on the Broke Down album, my guitar is tuned 1/2 step flat. I don't detune my guitar at shows. But I do use a partial capo on a handful of songs, including Broke Down and Drinkin' Days. Say Hey to Harvey Reid for me,
Just discovered your music...and an imediate fan. Do you tour Germany?Slaid Cleaves responded on 11/18/2017 Next question
Hi Slaid! I first heard you on WFUV, first saw you at Outpost in the Burbs in Montclair, NJ, my favorite show was when you and Scrappy played the Four Corners festival In Pagosa and I am very much looking forward to seeing you tomorrow at the Saxon! My sister and 87 year old mom were coming down from NM to see you,too, but mom got sick, so they had to cancel. She suffers from acute dementia and I was wondering if you could play "Gone" for me tomorrow? The song kills me, but it also makes me feel better knowing somebody else understands.how terrible it is having somebody you love not know who you are.....This long time fan would sure appreciate it. Thanks for sharing your music. HollySlaid Cleaves responded on 11/22/2017