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September 23, 2018
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September 26, 2018
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Josh Halverson, Abraham Alexander and Jonathan Terrell

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Luke Wade and Joey Green

October 3, 2018
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October 5-7, 2018

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Performing Arts Fort Worth Presents

Slaid Cleaves

Part of the McDavid Studio Concert Series

Location: McDavid Studio

Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible

Overview

Now twenty-five years into his storied career, Cleaves' songwriting has never been more potent than on his new album Ghost on the Car Radio, out June 23.

The characters in Slaid Cleaves' songs live in unglamorous reality. They work dead-end jobs, they run out of money, they grow old, they hold on to each other (or not), and they die. With an eye for the beauty in everyday life, he tells their stories, bringing a bit of empathy to their uncaring world.

Described as "terse, clear and heartfelt" (NPR Fresh Air), his songs speak to timeless truths. "I'm not an innovator. I'm more of a keeper of the flame," he says.

I tend to think of songs as the whiskey of writing. Distilled down to the essence, powerful, concentrated, immediate. You can take it all in and really feel it in just seconds.

Slaid Cleaves

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Dining

Downtown Fort Worth offers a variety of dining options within walking distance of McDavid Studio.

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Parking

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