AT ALIVE AFTER FIVE: BLUES ROCK WITH TOO SLIM AND THE TAILDRAGGERS

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This week’s Alive After Five headliner: Too Slim and the Taildraggers
Go Listen Boise local opener: Lee Penn Sky

ABOUT TOO SLIM AND THE TAILDRAGGERS

If Tim “Too Slim” Langford only played slide guitar, he would slither around most other blues guitarists and put a ferocious bite on their pride. However, as the sole six-string slinger, songwriter and lead singer of the power trio Too Slim and the Taildraggers, he is a total force of nature, leaving musical tracks for others to try and follow. Now with 16 albums and countless gigs, he remains as untamed and menacing as ever.

Tim “Too Slim” Langford, with his band the Taildraggers, has created an eclectic style of blues and rock that has become a genre all its own. The band’s ever evolving musical direction cannot be classified into any box or category. The eclectic nature of the band allows Too Slim and the Taildraggers to easily crossover and appeal to audiences of various musical tastes.

In 2012, Langford relocated from Seattle to Nashville, Tennessee. Too Slim is backed by the some of the best musicians Nashville has to offer: Scott Esbeck on Bass/Vocals and Jeff “Shakey” Fowlkes on Drums/Vocals.

Too Slim and the Taildraggers’ 2011 album Shiver was nominated for Blues Rock Album of the Year by the Blues Foundation at the 2012 Blues Music Awards in Memphi . Too Slim and the Taildraggers last three releases have also charted 20 plus times in the top 10 on Billboard’s Top Blues Album Charts. Too Slim and the Taildraggers have received Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Awards from The Washington Blues Society, The Cascade Blues Society and the Inland Empire Blues Society. Band Leader Tim Langford has also received numerous Best Band, Best Guitarist, Best Album and Readers Poll Awards from all three Blues Societies and NW Media.

Too Slim and the Taildraggers music have also been featured on MTV’s series The Real World and Road Rules.

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