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Slaid Cleaves on Bruce Springsteen, Busking in Ireland, and His New Album

The singer-songwriter performs two songs and reflects on his career in music.

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Slaid Cleaves performs at the SiriusXM Studios on Nov. 12, 2014, in Austin, Texas.

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Brian Koppelman is joined by singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves to discuss Ghost on the Car Radio, his new album out June 23 on Candy House Media. Slaid opens the show by performing “Cry” from the albums Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away and Sorrow & Smoke: Live at the Horseshoe Lounge and later “Already Gone” from Ghost on the Car Radio. They discuss Slaid’s career in music, whether he’s hit his peak, how he learned to play guitar by busking in Ireland, and whether there’s any hope left in the world.


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Podcast production by Benjamin Frisch.