"Too Slim (Tim Langford) is not only a master of slide guitar, But he's also a composer of the highest regard. A supremely talented performer and composer who ranks with the best that blues/rock has to offer."
- Graham Clarke, Blues Bytes
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NEW RELEASE !!!!!!!
BLOOD MOON !!
Bman's Blues Report review of "BLOOD MOON"
I just received the newest release, Blood Moon from Too Slim and the Taildraggers and it’s gritty, bluesy and a modern guitar stiff arm in the chest. Opening with Evil Mind, a funky blues rocker, lead vocalist and guitar man, Tim “Too Slim” Langford sets the track on fire with ripping pace backed by Jeff “Shakey” Fowlkes on drums and Robert Kearns on bass. Title track Blood Moon, has a really nice drone bass line and a early Robin Trower feel with spacial guitar qualities and timing. A real cool track with serious guitar phrasing, this is one of my favorites on the release. Twisted Rails has a Jimi Hendrix king of vibe but with modern delivery and adaptation and cool vocal harmonies. Guitar variations on the central theme give the track a varied texture and crisp drumming by Fowlkes drives the track home. Get Your Goin’ Out On has traces of southern rock and Keith Richards. I know that this sounds like and odd pair, but in reality it’s a really cool track. Gypsy has a real interesting jazz undertone and with a blues rock top. I really like this juxtaposition of styles and and Langford’s clean guitar soloing. This is a very seductive track and one that will stick with you. Dream has an easy rock pace with traces of Aerosmith and Marshall Tucker. Nice vocal blending and loose, distorted, rhythm guitar work gives the track a real cool feel. Letter is a hot rocker with heels and kicking and slick double stopped guitar riffs smoking off of Langford’s guitar and a solid bass run from Kearns holding tight with Fowlkes on drums. Good Guys Win really kicks the pace up a bit …almost to punk speed…with solid footing and relentless drive. This is a super track with hot riffs and plenty of steam. Wrapping the release is Twisted Rails (Slight Return) which is a cool instrumental rumble breaking from rock to a low slung blues. Very nice!
Doug Hill, of the Norman Transcript says:
"Too Slim's Anthology could be a 21st century Exiles on Main Street. Exciting stuff!"
Anthology is the new 2 CD set by Too Slim and the Taildraggers hits the stores June 17 and pre-sale starts May 27!!!
Anthlogy is a collection of songs from the Underworld Records catalog featuring songs from the last decade of recordings from Too Slim and the Taildraggers and features 3 new songs produced by Grammy Award winning Producer Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy, James Cotton, George Thorogood, Joe Louis Walker). It also features previously unreleased versions of several songs from the Too Slim catalog.
Too Slim and the Taildraggers previous release "Blue Heart"and the follow-up to Shiver - the 2012 Blues Foundations BMA nominated Rock Blues Album Of The Year, was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee and produced by Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy, George Thorogood, Joe Louis Walker) with current and former rhythm section members of Delbert McClinton's band. The musicians who performed on Blue Heart include Reese Wynans (Stevie Ray Vaughn), Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie), Tom Hambridge, Rob McNelley, and Tommy MacDonald.
Blue Heart reached #3 on Billboard's Top Blues Album Chart in 2013. Each of Too Slim and the Taildraggers' last four studio releases have charted in the Top 10 and Heat Seeker Chart. Tim Langford has received Lifetime Achievement and Hall of Fame awards by three Northwest Blues Societies, as well as more than 40 Regional and National Music Awards.
Tim Langford is joined by drummer and vocalist Jeff "Shakey" Fowlkes (Robert Bradleys Black Water Surprise, Kid Rock, Uncle Kraker) and Nashville bassist Zach "the Kid"Kasik (Lugnuts) as the newest members of the trio.
"One of the finest original Blues Rock trios performing today."
- Brian Owens, Blues Review Magazine