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Jun 9th 2018 @ An Evening with Slaid Cleaves at Original Mike's

Tustin, CA
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Roots Rock, Blues, Folk, Swing, Honky Tonk, Surf Rock, Americana, American Rock

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An Evening with Slaid Cleaves at Original Mike's
Saturday, June 9th, 2018
7:00 PM
An Evening with Slaid Cleaves at Original Mike's
100 W Main St, Tustin, CA 92780
Ghost on the Car Radio is Slaid Cleaves' first release since 2013's Still Fighting the War, which was praised as "one of the year's best albums" by American Songwriter and "carefully crafted...songs about the struggles of the heart in hard times" by the Wall Street Journal.
The New York Daily News called his music "a treasure hidden in plain sight," while the Austin Chronicle declared, "there are few contemporaries that compare. He's become a master craftsman on the order of Guy Clark and John Prine."
“I tend to think of songs as the whiskey of writing. Distilled down to the essence, powerful, concentrated, immediate. You can take it all in and really feel it in just seconds.” — SLAID CLEAVES
Now twenty-five years into his storied career, Cleaves' songwriting has never been more potent than on his new album Ghost on the Car Radio, out June 23.
The characters in Slaid Cleaves' songs live in unglamorous reality. They work dead-end jobs, they run out of money, they grow old, they hold on to each other (or not), and they die. With an eye for the beauty in everyday life, he tells their stories, bringing a bit of empathy to their uncaring world.
On "Take Home Pay," co-written with longtime friend Rod Picott, Cleaves sings from the perspective of an aging manual laborer, fighting looming regret and sadness with stubborn resiliency (and opioid use).
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About Stellar Shows
Genres:
Roots Rock, Blues, Folk, Swing, Honky Tonk, Surf Rock, Americana, American Rock

Presenting the best of roots music in Orange County at various venues.