Previous Page

Slaid Cleaves


The Texas singer-songwriter, who was born in Maine, has a compelling raspy tenor that suits his folk-pop-country tunes. Cleaves the songwriter is a man of his generation (He's in his early 50s.) and of the times, with an ear for the lyrical possibilities of plain-spoken English as well as the memorable phrase. Both qualities can be heard on his 2000 album, "Broke Down." He released another in 2013, "Still Fighting the War," and again in 2017, "Ghost on the Car Radio."