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 complete force of nature.
After leaving his mark in his native Northwest by tearing up stages for the best part of three decades and receiving hall of fame status from three blues societies, Langford moved to Nashville piecing together a new version of The Taildraggers (Eric “Stretch” Hansen on bass and Jeff “Shakey” Fowlkes on drums) and crafting some of the finest blues rock material of his career. With around twenty discs under his belt, “Too Slim” explores a diverse range of musical approaches that appeals to a variety of audiences. But when it comes to taking their spot onstage, Too Slim and the Taildraggers take no prisoners. This is one show that is going to rock the house every time. Powerful is an understatement.
Touring in support of their latest release, Blood Moon, Too Slim and the Taildraggers electrified the stage at The Birk last June and the Waterfront Blues Festival in July. The band will return to The Birk, 11139 Hwy 202, Birkenfeld, Oregon, for an encore performance on Sunday, September 4, for a 3:00 pm show. Tickets are $15.00 advance and $20.00 at the door. Head on out and see why Too Slim and the Taildraggers have long been considered one of the Northwest’s greatest live blues act of all time!
Then on Monday, September 5, Too Slim & The Taildraggers will be coming back to Portland for an 8:00 pm show at Duff’s Garage, 2530 NE 82nd. This special night will also be a birthday celebration for promoter Joey Scruggs. Tickets can be obtained in advance through Tickettomato.com for $10.00. Admission at the door is $12.00. This is a Cascade Blues Association co-sponsored event, so bring your current membership, show it at the door, and receive a $1.00 discount on admission.