When it comes to the struggles of the wandering
troubadour, Slaid Cleaves knows the perils of that life from top to
bottom. He's sung on the street for his supper in Ireland and Boston,
played in Punk and Roots Rock bands for little or no return and fixed his
own van on the road.
There’s a case to be made that musicians often draw on
their acting skills as performers and that actors channel their inner
Rock star when working a crowd. Chris Isaak has totally blurred the line
between those two constructs.