83. Slaid Cleaves—EVERYTHING YOU LOVE WILL BE TAKEN AWAY

This New Englander transplanted into the Austin, Texas, hotbed of Wavelength-type music is a bit of an enigma. He’s a terrific songwriter and engaging performer (I’ve been blessed to see him twice here in tiny little Harrisonburg, VA). He seems like a kind, gentle person—who writes many tragic songs about the dark side of life. I do hope he’s actually happy. This record has some of his best sad and beautiful songs: “Cry,” “Green Mountains and Me,” “Black T-Shirt,” and “Beautiful Thing,” among others.

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Music Road Records, 2009 [All-Music Guide review]

Here’s #82.

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