My KUTX: Slaid Cleaves

Photo by Karen Cleaves

On his new album Ghost On The Car Radio, Austin’s Slaid Cleaves goes from Tom Petty-esque heartland rock to clear-eyed country-folk in the span of the opening two songs. That’s the intersection Cleaves has stood at for several decades now as a songwriter, but those two sounds also popped up for him at an early age. As our guest DJ, Cleaves walks through the music of his life one moment at a time, from the formative Beatles love and teenage punk phase to falling in with Austin’s folk scene. Listen to Cleaves’ My KUTX on Saturday, July 15 at 6 p.m. or anytime at the bottom of the page, and see him at the Stateside on Sunday, July 16.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX


[intro music: Slaid Cleaves – “Already Gone”]

1. The Beatles – “Good Day Sunshine”

2. Hank Williams – “Kaw-Liga”

3. Johnny Cash – “Blistered”

4. Pink Floyd – “Another Brick In The Wall, Pt. 1”

5. The Who – “Getting In Tune”

6. The Clash – “London Calling”

7. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “Even The Losers”

8. Bruce Springsteen – “Johnny 99”

9. Woody Guthrie – “Poor Boy”

10. Steve Earle – “Ellis Unit One”

11. Steve Forbert- “Lay Down Your Weary Tune Again”

12. Rod Picott – “Down To The Bone”

13. Eliza Gilkyson – “Hard Times In Babylon”

14. Billy Harvey – “Party House”

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