Slaid Cleaves' online biography says that he "Grew up in Maine. Lives in Texas. Writes songs. Makes records. Travels around. Tries to be good." The simplicity of the statement disguises the fact that he's one of the most highly respected and talented songwriters in modern America, with a string of terrific releases and a devoted fanbase. Performing songs that can be funny, insightful, sensitive and hard-hitting, sometimes all at the same time, he's one of the few contemporary musicians who can be fairly compared to old masters like Woody Guthrie. A truly mesmerising performer.
Venue Details & Map
34-35 Great Sutton StreetFinsburyLondonEC1V 0DX
- +44 (0)20 7253 1516
- Public transport:
- Barbican, Underground