Wednesday Night Live – Too Slim & The Taildraggers with opener Red’s Blues Band
Wednesday, August 7 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM| $20
Doors open 6:30PM | Show 7:30PM to 10PM
$20 Online | $25 Phone & Box Office
Front Row Table $150
4 Seats Per Table ($37.50 per seat)
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.
Red’s Blues has a finger-poppin’ attitude—straight outta the golden years when blues, R&B and swing all meshed together and dance floors every night were filled with snake hips and slow drags. Beth, with her sensual, southern voice and classy behind-the-beat phrasing is more a Julie London or Bobbie Gentry-styled singer: smoky with languid, sexy sophistication. She can swing too, just check out the big fun on “Why Don’t Ya Stop It.” This rich nightclub feel is missed on too many modern singers. The yearning confidentiality, the wise heart that Beth brings to her true-life stories reveal tales of youth seen through grown up reflection.
“RW, who has not lost his hometown Rome, Georgia, accent has this quality also. Upright bass never had a better companion—it’s no wonder that RW has anchored the doghouse rhythm for Mark Hummel’s legendary Harmonica Blowouts for ten years. Together, Beth & RW have a rare and beautiful combination of poetry, humor and groove in their music. What other couple in more recent music memory had this? Could they be the blues Sonny & Cher? Johnny & June? Whether up-tempo or ballad, this makes for a great live show —part juke joint, part nightclub. They are uptown and lowdown.”
— Mindy Giles, Swell Productions
Dave Earl is our guitar and harmonica player, and Tim Wilbur is our drummer. Dave is from San Francisco, having run a successful recording studio there for 30 years, and has many albums of his own to his credit. He now lives in Grass Valley, CA. Tim Wilbur has an extensive resume, has been playing in the Sacramento area for over 20 years, although he played the Oakland scene prior to that. He is a member of the Sacramento Blues Society’s Blues Hall of Fame. We all sing. We have two CDs, Red’s Blues and You Knock Me Out, the latter being released in December 2017.