Writer of the Week:
Historically, America has been known as the “Promised Land,” but Austin-based songwriter Slaid Cleaves has vowed to never again call it that. In his newest album, Still Fighting The War, Cleaves explores American life from a grittier perspective – through the eyes of disenchanted war veterans, blue-collar workers and people from small towns just trying to get by. The album doesn’t drop until June 18, but American Songwriter’s Mike Berick has already dubbed it “one of the year’s best singer-songwriter albums.” We talked with Cleaves about songwriting, the inspiration behind Still Fighting The War and more.
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