“Too Slim And The Taildraggers offer up an eclectic taste of the history of American roots music. From straight blues to Tex-Mex to the swagger of good ol’ rock and roll… an honest, powerful musical statement!” - Nashville Blues Society
If Tim “Too Slim” Langford only played slide guitar, he would slither around most other blues guitarists and take a ferocious bite out of their pride. But as the sole six-string slinger, songwriter and lead vocalist of the power trio Too Slim and the Taildraggers, Langford is a force of nature leaving musical tracks others try to follow.
Those tracks last fall led the Spokane native to Nashville, where Langford has been hanging and working with the big dogs. Langford headed into the studio to record a new album with Grammy-winning producer Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy, BB King, Joe Louis Walker, George Thorogood, Susan Tedeschi...) on drums; bassist Tommy MacDonald, guitarist Rob McNelly, and organist Reese Wynan, all of late from Delbert McClinton’s Band; and Jimmy Hall, former frontman for Wet Willie, on harmonica and vocals. The album, Blue Heart, is due for release in June.
Langford hits the road, and returns to Waterfront, backed by the veteran Nashville rhythm section of bassist Scott Esbeck (Stone River Boys, Los Straitjackets) and drummer Jeff “Shakey” Fowlkes (Kid Rock, Robert Bradley’s Blackwater Surprise), creating an eclectic style of blues and rock that is not easily be classified or pigeonholed. Too Slim and the Taildraggers effortlessly cross genres, flavoring blues with rock and rock with funk, appeal to audiences of varying musical tastes.
Langford has won multiple individual awards for Best Guitarist, Best Slide Guitarist, and Best Songwriter and the band are in the Hall of Fame in three Northwest blues societies. The band’s most recent recording, Shiver, was a 2012 Blues Music Award nominee for Blues Rock Recording of the Year.