Opened 25 Sep 2013
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
A major talent, Cleaves captures the USA experience, drawing on evergreen heroes - Hank Williams and Buddy Holly. Lyrical detail, musical economy, an evocative voice. A world where things fall apart, but folks face reality with blue collar defiance.
Slaid Cleaves spins stories with a novelist's eye and a poet's heart. Twenty years into his career, the celebrated songwriter's Still Fighting the War spotlights an artist in peak form. Cleaves' seamless new collection delivers vivid snapshots as wildly cinematic as they are carefully chiselled.