Just wanted to say, on Wishbones from Sorrow and Smoke, one of my favorite parts is when you say Holly that stand has a little knob on it to adjust (or something similar) but the best part is when you say " or we could just get down on our knees and play, whatever you like" Brings a smile to my face when I hear that!
Ha! That's "Ollie" actually - Oliver Steck on accordion and trumpet and harmonica on the live album. For some reason he wasn't adjusting the microphone stand between songs (and instruments), just bending over when switching from accordion to trumpet, etc. Ollie is a master of physical humor - he even went to clown college.
Hello, we are looking forward to seeing you again in Nevada City next Wednesday, the 22nd. I know last year you would take some requests for the performance. Not sure if you're still doing that, but would like to suggest a few of my favorites if you are:
No Angel Knows-- has to be my favorite, although it is hard to pick just one!
Drunken Barber's hand
To be held
Texas top hand
I know that's quite a list, if you're able to play any of them, that would be great. Thanks much and we'll see you Wednesday.
Hey Slaid and Karen, I’m sure you guys don’t remember, but when I was a kid (probably around 2006 or 2007) I got the chance to play and sing breakfast in hell for Slaid outside of the venue in Dunsmuir, California for Slaid on my guitar and it was an experience of a lifetime for me. I got to see you play in Sisters, Oregon last weekend and it was a long time over due. It was an amazing show and I can’t wait to see you play again! Your music has been a part of my life since I was about 7 years old and you have helped me through a lot of hard times and you’ve taught me a lot about my own musical process. Thank you for all you do for folk music!Slaid Cleaves responded on 05/20/2019