by Peter Aaron
Raised in Maine, Cleves busked a bit in Ireland before returning to his home state. His band the Moxie Men made strong waves on the Portland rock scene in the early ’90s, but eventually his acoustic side won out and he beat it down to the singer-songwriter center of Austin. Cleves’s 10th and newest album is 2013’s critically applauded Still Fighting the War (Rounder-Philo Records).
Slaid Cleves will perform at MaMA (Marbletown Multi-Arts) in Stone Ridge, New York, on May 16 at 8pm. Tickets are $25. For further information, call (845) 687-4143 or visit www.cceconcerts.com.