Still Fighting the War - Slaid Cleaves
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  • Summary: Eliza Gilkyson, Terri Hendrix, Kelley McCarty, and Jimmy LaFave guests on the Austin-based singer-songwriter's latest release was produced by Scrappy Jud Newcomb, Lloyd Maines, and Mark Hallman.
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  1. 90
    His keen insights into human nature and today’s America are revealed in melodic, deeply-felt tunes on Still Fighting The War, which ranks as one of the year’s best singer-songwriter albums.
  2. Jun 19, 2013
    89
    He's become a master craftsman on the order of Guy Clark and John Prine.
  3. Jun 19, 2013
    80
    It's not morose--his voice is too engaging, his songs (and band) too good. [Jul 2013, p.92]
  4. Jul 11, 2013
    80
    He is a great storyteller and Still Fighting is littered with broken war veterans, bruised lovers and others thrown on to life's scrap heap. [Aug 2013, p.95]
  5. Jun 19, 2013
    60
    He sounds like an old master these days, crafting material that would sound equally affecting if they came from the pen of Guy Clark, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Steve Earle, Alejandro Escovedo or any of several weathered and revered troubadours who blazed the path before him.
  6. Jun 19, 2013
    60
    Delivered with conviction and defiance these timely tunes benefit from the input of longtime pal and collaborator Rod Picott. [Jul 2013, p.72]
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