Slaid Cleaves, the award-winning folk singer, plays this week at the in his fourth appearance at the Sanctuary Concert Series.
Cleaves started his singing career in the 1980s as a street singer in County Cork, Ireland. He won the New Folk competition at the Kerrville Folk Festival in 1992, an honor previously bestowed on Lyle Lovett and Steve Earle.
Since then he has recorded five albums and is currently touring to promote his sixth album, "All You Love Will Be Taken Away."
Cleaves and his opening act, James Maddock, play at the Sanctuary Concert Series Saturday at 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served during the intermission. Tickets are available for $25. Attendees are also invited to bring along any gently used winter coats to donate to a coat drive.
The Sanctuary Concert Series has one pair of tickets to give away to the first person to correctly answer this question:
The Sanctuary Concerts is a volunteer-run group that has presented Suzanne Vega, Roger McGuinn, Jimmy Webb, and hundreds of other artists right in Chatham. This week’s feature performer, Texas singer Slaid Cleaves, supported his early songwriting years as a “volunteer” of a different sort. What was that work, which Slaid describes as “both the best and worst job” he’s ever had?
Think you know the answer? Email Laura.Silvius@Patch.com to win two free tickets to this week's councert, courtesy of the Sanctuary Concert Series.