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Too Slim And The Taildraggers

Too Slim & the Taildraggers are a hit on several continents, but at home in the Washington state city of Spokane, they're a little like the Rodney Dangerfield of blues bands. Despite the band's release of more than half-a-dozen CDs and numerous national and international tours, many citizens, when first meeting the band's frontman and leader, Spokane native Tim "Too Slim" Langford, scratch their heads in non-recognition and ask what his profession is. Upon finding out that he's a blues musician, the next question is usually an inquiry concerning where the band performs. The situation is a far cry from what the band experienced on a trip to Belgium, where everyone they met requested an autograph and owned their CDs. All in all, it sure isn't anything at all like the recognition received by many other musicians in their hometowns, like Bruce Springsteen in his home base of Asbury Park. There, everyone knows that "The Boss" goes to the Stone Pony. If all this wasn't enough to make Langford and the Taildraggers feel like they get no respect, the next anecdote might be. One night in a parking lot, as Langford was leaving a gig in the city, a stranger pressed something into his neck from behind, something that felt suspiciously like a gun. His assailant, a woman, told him to fork over that night's pay, adding injury to insult. Still, for all of the drawbacks, Langford and his band intend to remain in Spokane between tours that take them to Norway, Belgium, and throughout Europe. Because their hometown is also home to an incredible number of extremely talented musicians, it's where Langford intends to base the Taildraggers for a long time to come.

Times haven't been all bad in Spokane for Too Slim & the Taildraggers, to be sure. The fan base they have built up since the band's formation in 1986 is a loyal and strong one. The band has had the opportunity to perform with a long list of heavyweight artists that includes Buddy Guy, Bo Diddley, and Robert Cray (the latter has long been a major influence on Langford and the band). Other main influences include Elmore James and Duane Allman. The Cascade Blues Association named Too Slim & the Taildraggers Best Regional Band for five consecutive years, beginning in 1995. The Inland Empire Blues Society dubbed them Best Blues Band for four straight years, from 1995 through 1998. The same blues society honored the CD Blues for EB as Best Album in 1998, and gave the same honor to the CD Swamp Opera two years earlier. Their 2000 release King Size Troublemakers featured guests Mark Hummel on harmonica, Lightnin' Hopkins on guitar, and Dave Cebert on piano, while their 2003 release Tales of Sin & Redemption featured the single "Mississippi Moon." Their 2007 release, The Fortune Teller, focused on more of a swampy Americana sound, while their tenth album, 2009's Free Your Mind, added a dash of gospel. Blues singer Duffy Bishop made a guest appearance on the title track of 2011's Shiver, the band's last studio effort before relocating to Nashville, Tennessee. Their first effort after settling in, 2013's Blue Heart, rose to number three on Billboard's Top Blues Album Chart. ~ Linda Seida
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Blue Heart

1. Wash My Hands

2. Minutes Seem Like Hours

3. Blue Heart

4. Make It Sound Happy

5. Good To See You Smile Again

6. When Whiskey Was My Friend

7. If You Broke My Heart

8. New Years Blues

9. Shape Of Blues To Come

10. Preacher

11. Angels Are Back

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Track List: Shiver

1. Stoned Again

2. Daddies Bones

3. Can't Dress It Up

4. In Your Corner

5. I Heard Voices

6. Everybody's Got Something

7. Workin'

8. She Sees Ghosts

9. Inside Of Me

10. As The Tears Go By

11. Shiver

12. Bucerius

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Track List: Free Your Mind

1. When You Love Somebody

2. Last Train

3. Devil In A Doublewide

4. Free Your Mind

5. Testament

6. Been Through Hell

7. Peace With The Maker

8. Bottle It Up

9. Throw Me A Rope

10. This Phone

11. The Light (Feat. Lauren Evans)

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Track List: The Fortune Teller

1. The Fortune Teller

2. Cowboy Boot

3. Big Guns

4. Mexico

5. Ain't It Lonesome

6. Motherlode

7. She Gives Me Money

8. Baby Likes To Ride

9. Spell On Me

10. Givers And Takers

11. Lonesome Alone

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vandofam
Been a fan since the late 80's. Too Slim is one of the hardest working musicians around. He is always progressing in his writing and guitar work. He's a genuinely nice guy too!
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Love these guys. I will have to pay attention to their live shows in Floridia
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bige783
I stumbled across Too Slim and the Tail Draggers at the Sun and Surf Rally 2 years ago. Now I make it a yearly trip from Florida to attend the rally and watch them play what an awesome band!! Too SLim please play a gig at the Thunder Beach Rally in Panama CIty Beach Florida they will love you!!
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Listening to Delta Moon Radio head Too Slim very good 70 yrs old first time hearing him..
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love them
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deggle3039
I am 53 years old was listening to JJ Grey and Mofro on Pandora. I heard Givers and Takers from Too Slim and the Taildraggers . W e l l since then I purchased most of their songs. Keep on Keeping On. Wonderful Music !!!
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Good stuff....ver y tight!
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I like this is reay blues
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steveandlaur a 7 1 8 9
found a cd at the side of the road in brooklyn . it was called big time troublemaker . one of the greatest blues writers ever. and never cliche.
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Tim ET AL played the Dipper to a fun dancin' crowd
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If he stayed and played in Spokane, other than Pig Out at the Park, maybe he would be better known , that is now a mute point. He lives in Seatle now. He still is one of my favorite blues band.
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any-time...a n y where...
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The review is right on the mark- this band deserves way more respect than they get! Great show Sept. 30 at Jazzbones in Tacoma.
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lorristoneho c k e r
These guys are awesome. They put on a great live show. If you ever get a chance, go see them, you won't be sorry!
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blastervic
Check this band out great rockin blues I saw them live in Ellinsberg Wa and my company was great. Too Slim and The Taildraggers great band.
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Lonesome Alone was a surprisingly good song. Hope the rest of their music is as listenable, said the guy who never heard them until today.
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thevanman552
Played at the Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland this year. Do yourself a favor and check them out; not only authentic "Texas" style blues, but they put on a show and make you want more, more, more.
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this song sounds way too much like me straight outta Texas...good stuff. Agree with "eat me"...be sweet to hear some consistant, jam band style cuts. Keep it up...
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Too slim and the taildraggers , Junk yard Jane and our all time fave BAD CO. are playing at Thunder in the sun bike rally on Labor Day. At good ole Lake CHelan. I thought I'd put together a station!
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do these guys have live stuff?they need to look into being a jam band.open up their talent and music a bit.i like what i heard.would make a great jam band.
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neilmeyers
Too Slim is from Spokan but now lives in Seattle. He is the best guitar player I have ever heard and Too Slim & the Taildraggers just get better and better with every CD they put out.

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