Slaid Cleaves with Gurf Morlix
Slaid Cleaves. Grew up in Maine. Lives in Texas. Writes songs. Makes Records. Travels around. Tries to be good.
Thats how Slaid Cleaves official bio starts, and it tells most of his story. What it understates is that he has become one of Austins most gifted singer-songwriters and all the work that it took to get there.
Cleaves career as a performer began as a busker, or street singer, on the streets of Cork, Ireland where he was attending a semester of college. After a stint with The Moxie Men, a rock band form Portland Maine, Cleaves moved to Austin, Texas in 1991, and promptly won the prestigious Kerrville New Folk competition the following year.
In 2000, Cleaves began to achieve national prominence with the release of Broke Down, which climbed the Americana charts. He recently released his first album of original songs in five years, Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away, which was eagerly anticipated and well received by fans and critics alike.
Official Website: www.Slaid.com
Song Samples: www.MySpace.com/SlaidCleaves
Gurf Morlix is an acclaimed guitarist and producer with credits to his resume that include Lucinda Williams, Blaze Foley, Mary Gauthier and Slaid Cleaves - just part of a career that has spanned four decades.
In 2000, he made his first solo record, which marked an added career focus on songwriting. Since then, Morlix has released five more solo recordings, including 2009s Last Exit to Happyland. In 2004, Morlix was added to the Austin Music Awards Hall of Fame.
Official Website & Song Samples: www.gurfmorlix.com/
Columbus Performing Arts Center (Shedd Theater)
549 Franklin Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215
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