Too Slim & the Taildraggers
“When a guy who has been grinding up the road for three decades tells you that life is a tough battle but still, and always, worth fighting with everything you’ve got, you best believe him. If the vocals aren’t enough to convince you then the unstoppable rhythm section will give you something to hold on to until you’re rested and ready for your next battle.” -Rock and Blues Muse
Tim “Too Slim” Langford is a monster guitarist and unabashed blues-rocker whose influences run the gamut from Lightnin’ Hopkins to Freddy King, Duane Allman, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Robin Trower. He is a prolific singer/songwriter whose songs have now yielded an impressive 14 studio albums, two solo albums and several live CDs on the Vizztone and his own Underworld Records labels. Too Slim and the Taildraggers are Tim “Too Slim” Langford on guitar and vocals, Zach Kasik on bass and vocals and Chris Reiser on drums and vocals. “Brace Yourself,” the new live release, is the latest effort in the evolution of their contemporary blues-rock sound that has been described as “Straight Whiskey Blues with a Southern Rock Beer Chaser.”
Too Slim’s awards and recognitions have piled up like Eastern Washington snow over the years. The latest release, “The Remedy,” debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top Blues Album Chart in 2020. The band’s 2018 release “High Desert Heat” was nominated for Blues Rock Album of the Year by the Blues Foundation at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis. “High Desert Heat” also stayed on the Billboard Top Blues Album chart for 11 weeks. Their 2016 release “Blood Moon” was voted Blues Rock Album of the Year at the 2016 Jimi Awards and was also nominated for Blues Rock Album of the year at the 2016 Blues Blast Music Awards. “Blood Moon” reached #6 on the Billboard Top Blues Album Chart in 2016. Their 2014 release “Anthology” was voted #1 Blues Album of the Year by Blues Matters Writers Poll in 2015. The 2013 release “Blue Heart” rose to #3 on the Billboard Top Blues Album Chart and was nominated for Rock/Blues Album of the Year at the 2015 Blues Blast Music Awards.
In addition to those many recognitions, Too Slim and the Taildraggers has played more Winthrop Rhythm Blues festivals than any other act. Through fire, storms, and more than 30 years, this band has always brought their beloved blues-rock back to the Blues Ranch.