One of our favorite Americana songwriters returns with one of his most solid collections yet. On this, his 9th album, Slaid Cleaves once again covers a variety of issues affecting blue-collar/working-class Americans, as evident in some of the titles: "Rust Belt Fields", "Welding Burns", "Hometown USA", and the title track. Appropriate topics to reflect on as we reflect on all things American for the holiday. To quote Alan Harrison of No Depression: "I bet Dylan, Young, and Springsteen wish that they could still write songs like these."
Thursday Night the 4th between 8pm & Midnight: SLAID CLEAVES - Still Fighting the War
By Martin Anderson • Jun 29, 2013