Wishbones

Wishbones

by Slaid Cleaves
     
 
Slaid Cleaves seems to have found his singer/songwriter niche recording for Philo. Broke Down, which received a warm critical reception in 2000, was filled with detailed stories of broken down lives on the edge of survival (physically as well as emotionally). Although 2004's Wishbones sounds more hopeful, the tone of the

Overview

Slaid Cleaves seems to have found his singer/songwriter niche recording for Philo. Broke Down, which received a warm critical reception in 2000, was filled with detailed stories of broken down lives on the edge of survival (physically as well as emotionally). Although 2004's Wishbones sounds more hopeful, the tone of the material follows the mood of the earlier album. In "Drinkin' Days," the narrator expresses regret at his wild and rowdy days, but when it comes right down to it, his life is still filled with trouble; even when a contrite loser offers a "Sinner's Prayer," there's no redemption in sight. Cleaves doesn't really get into his forte -- story-songs -- until "Tiger Tom Dixon's Blues," the fifth cut. Tales of boxers and racetracks, unfulfilled promises, and old men remembering their younger days make up Wishbones list of desperate tales. The production's a nice a mix of acoustic-electro elements with the occasional varied touch -- like the fiddle on "Below" -- to keep things interesting. Cleaves made an effort to get outside the usual singer/songwriter material by writing about other people's lives. On Wishbones, he is in good voice, and his fans will probably find several worthy songs on Wishbones.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/09/2004
Label:
Philo / Umgd
UPC:
0011671123820
catalogNumber:
711238
Rank:
97360

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Slaid Cleaves   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Vocals
Eliza Gilkyson   Background Vocals
Ian McLagan   Hammond Organ
Ivan Browne   Bass,Upright Bass
Gurf Morlix   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Guitar (Baritone)
Rick Richards   Percussion,Drums
Darcie Deaville   Fiddle
Mark Viator   Background Vocals
Jeff Plankenhorn   Dobro,Background Vocals
Kristen Anderson   Background Vocals
Charles Arthur   Electric Guitar
Brende Fuller   Background Vocals
Brian Standefer   Cello
Billy Bright   Mandolin
Susan Maxey   Background Vocals
Karen Cleaves   Background Vocals
Anita Coy   Background Vocals
Mike Jasper   Background Vocals
Eleanor Whitmore   Fiddle

Technical Credits

Slaid Cleaves   Composer
Gurf Morlix   Producer,Engineer
Rod Picott   Composer
Karen Poston   Composer
Laura Hillenbrand   Inspiration
Mike Jasper   Liner Notes

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >