The Bottom Line
- Tiger Tom Dixons Blues
- "Quick As Dreams"
- 11 songs featured, all written by Slaid Cleaves.
- Released by Philo/Rounder Records.
- Features a mixture of blues, country, rock and folk music.
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Road Too Long, Drinkin Days and Sinners Prayer all tell compelling stories that stick with the listener long after they are over. Tiger Tom Dixons Blues reminds me of a Bill Mallonee/Vigilantes of Love track in that it features a blues rock riff and a storyteller vocal style. This is a song that would do well on Adult Rock radio. Quick As Dreams finds an old man recounting the stories of his youth to his grandchildren while Horses finds Slaid singing about a man so down on his luck that its almost comical. Horses also features Slaid doing something that is a treat to hear these days, he yodels twice in the song.
While it has taken Slaid Cleaves nearly four full years to complete his third full-length album for Philo Records, time has served his voice and musical style well. Instead of just being a singer/songwriter, Slaid is now a complete artist with a complete set of great songs.