Too Slim & 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. In 2014, Too Slim and the Taildraggers released “Anthology”, recorded in Nashville with Producer Tom Hambridge. Anthology was chosen as the #1 Album of the Year by the Blues Matters Writers poll in the UK, and was #4 on the 2014 Roots Music Report Top Radio play for 2014. Too Slim and the Taildraggers 2013 release “Blue Heart” rose to #3 on Billboards Top Blues Album Chart in 2013 and was nominated for Blue/Rock Album of the Year in 2014 at the Blues Blast Music Awards.
Now with 17 albums and countless gigs, he remains as untamed and menacing as ever. Too Slim and the Taildraggers 2012 CD Shiver was nominated for Blues Rock Album of the Year by the Blues Foundation at the 2012 Blues Music Awards in Memphis TN. Too Slim and the Taildraggers last three releases have also charted 20 plus times in the top 10 on Billboards Top Blues Album Charts. Too Slim and the Taildraggers have received Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Awards by 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. Tim "Too Slim" Langford, with his band the Taildraggers, have created an eclectic style of blues and rock that has become a genre all its own. The bands 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, Tim Too Slim Langford relocated from Seattle to Nashville Tennessee. Too Slim is backed by the some of the best musicians Nashville has to offer, Eric Hanson on Bass and Jeff “Shakey” Fowlkes on Drums/Vocals.
At some point between Lubbock and Midland, the land shifts from endless cotton rows and rich farmland into pump jacks and mesquite tree filled pastures. Lubbock roots-country outfit Flatland Cavalry straddles that line between the Panhandle and the badlands of West Texas with their bright, earthy country ballads and gritty folk ramblers. Vocalist and chief songwriter Cleto Cordero’s honest, smooth songwriting revolves around the vernacular world of West Texas that he’s constructed with dusty, sun-soaked character sketches, brooding self-evaluations, and candid love songs that all have the ability to turn into singalong anthems.