Singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves
Raised in Maine, Slaid Cleaves will visit Los Alamos in February by way of Austin, Texas where he is a respected part of the Americana music scene that thrives there. Cleaves will take the stage at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 at Fuller Lodge
With songwriting reminiscent of that of John Prine and Steve Earle, Cleaves has spent nearly 30 years introducing his listeners to characters often forgotten in the hustle and bustle of daily life and stardom obsessed America. That he has not reached the notoriety of Prine and Earle surprises many in the industry, causing Rolling Stone speculate that he “may be the Americana genre’s most underappreciated songwriter.”
An English and philosophy major at Tufts, Cleaves’ songs are intelligent and introspective and delivered in a distinct voice that exudes the honesty of the lyrics.
Tickets are $20 and are available at liveinlosalamos.com or at the Los Alamos Schools Credit Union, for those who wish to avoid an on-line service fee. Bathtub Row will offer beer and wine at the event and light meals will be available.