Wednesday, 31 October 2012 by Keith Bahlmann
Texas singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves will perform for the Cultural Activities Center's Texas Singer-Songwriters Series Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Cleaves grew up in Maine, but has officially cemented himself a Texas music legend with his 2000 debut album, Broke Down.
His success with Broke Down has earned him praise from the New York Times and a chart-topping spot on the Americana charts, as well as a Best Song of the Year award at the Austin Music Awards in 2001.
He has also gained fans throughout the U.S., including some rather famous ones.
Stephen King has said, "I'm glad I found Slaid Cleaves, because my life would have been poorer without him. You'll feel the same, I think, when you listen to this beautifully crafted album."
And Peter Margasak from the Chicago Reader has remarked that Slaid Cleaves is "A sharply observant songwriter with a deep appreciation for the ageless fundamentals of folk, country, and rock...one of the country's most compelling roots artists."
And now, Slaid Cleaves has released his first ever live album, titled Sorrow & Smoke: Live at the Horseshoe Lounge.
This album is very special, because it reflects the ambiance and fun times in all of his live shows.
"Sorrow & Smoke fully conveys the spirit of an intimate yet jovial crowd: Clinking beer bottles. Laughter. Sing-alongs. Good-natured heckling" and even yodeling. Pre-show dinner is from 6-7 p.m. by UMHB Sodexo, for $7.50 a person enjoy slow-cooked pulled pork, fresh baked Kaiser roll, homemade ranch and onion and dill kettle chips, condiments include onions, pickles, banana peppers assorted baked cookies, and brewed tea.
Enjoy complimentary Real ale at the prior to the show! Tickets are available at www.boxofficetickets.com.
Adult prices are $20 in advanced, and $25 at the door.
Student tickets can be purchased for $10 with a student ID. 254-773-9926 Go the Cultural Activities Center Facebook page or web to enter to wins Concert CDs or tickets.