This season has been monumental for Unplugged on The Front Porch
. We kicked off with swing legend, Ray Benson
, heard from up-and-coming starts Israel Nash
and The Eastern Sea
, got deep with troubadours Erin Ivey
, Jimmy LaFave
, Sam Baker
, Danny Schmidt
, and Carrie Elkin
, and hosted two beautiful benefit concerts in the process. How fortunate we are to end on high note as the only Austin show on Slaid Cleaves
‘ Spring and Summer tour. Come join us on Thursday, May 19th as we wrap up the ’15-’16 Unplugged on The Front Porch season with another amazing local voice, Slaid Cleaves, who will be joined Chojo Jacques
on fiddle and mandolin. Donate here now
and reserve your seat today.
An undisputed talent in Austin and around the world, Slaid Cleaves won the coveted New Folk award at The Kerrville Folk Festival in 1992, and hasn’t stopped telling stories since. The voices of his childhood music heroes–Springsteen, Guthrie, Cash, H. Williams, Waits–are present in his earthy instrumentation and clear, literary voice. None of his peers or critics doubt his ability to tell a story. As Jim Caligiuri put it in the Chronicle:
“There are few contemporaries that compare. He’s become a master craftsman on the order of Guy Clark and John Prine.” Dress William Faulkner with faded jeans and a worn six-string for a good idea.
Slaid’s newest album, “(2013),” employs the same razor-sharp songwriter’s wit that earned him this universal respect. We know you won’t want to miss this incredible evening with Slaid Cleaves on Unplugged on The Front Porch. Check out the video below if you still need convincing, but we know you won’t want to miss this, whoever you are.