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Slaid Cleaves (born Richard Slaid Cleaves on June 9, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter. He was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in South Berwick, Maine and Round Pond, Maine.

Slaid Cleaves’ music is marked by both the quirky blend of isolated eccentricity and steely resilience of his Yankee upbringing and the weathered soul of Texas, the state he has called home for over a decade now. First registering on the national folk scene by winning the Kerrville Folk… read more

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  • i love the american country music...!!!
  • Would love to see an album cut with Slaid duetting with Steve Earle, would be fantastic
  • more tour dates
  • This guy is great!
  • The best work by Slaid by a country mile is 'Hearts Break'. Hard to understand why it's not listed above in Top Tracks. It's a rootsy, wake up call on the realities of life. I've heard nothing like it anywhere else. Give it a try.
  • My first listen........I'll check him out .......db
  • Can't help thinking this guy had a troubled life. I just adore his songs, and would love to give him a big hug : )
  • Slaid can do no wrong - just listen to Horses, One Good Year or Lydia. And he's great live - seen him at least 4 times.

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