Rounder recording artist Slaid Cleaves stopped by my hotel room here at the Folk Alliance conference in San Diego this afternoon for an exclusive Folk Alley recording session. He brought his three piece band with him as well – guitarist Michael O’Connor, percussionist Rick Richards, and bassist Ivan Brown. It was an amazing treat, and we’ll be sharing these recordings including the title track from Slaid’s new album Wishbones, with you soon right here on Folk Alley. Slaid and his band sounded great; they were really in the groove, and even he admitted, “This was a great time. A better time than I expected.” Check out a photo of the group with Jim Blum in the Folk Alley photo gallery.