A cross-reference to the first overnight radio show (CKCU 93.1 FM) placing a heavy emphasis on Canadian blues and fusions of same (2007-2012). From 2012-2014, "Rockin' the Blues from Canada" was broadcast on CHMR 93.5 FM (where it originated in 2005 as "Patchwork Blues"). This 'blog' was born in 2004 as a promotional tool for arts-related news when Geocites reclaimed its free websites.
Monday, June 11, 2012
TOO SLIM AND THE TAILDRAGGERS - JUNE 2012 NEWSLETTER
Too Slim and the Taildraggers Newsletter
Releasing June 19th, 2012
"Too Slim" has released a solo acoustic album entitled "Broken Halo".
You can order now and receive your copy before it hits the street on
We are looking forward to a busy and hopefully sunny summer!
Thank you for your continued support!
Nancy Langford Too Slim and the Taildraggers 206-340-2622
"The blues at its
inception following the Civil War was a solitary art form. One man with
his banjo, harmonica or guitar expressing his deepest feelings as
virtually the only way to make sense of the world. In time blues
musicians banded together to expand the parameters, and amplification
and electronic effects later on would provide additional means of
producing music of lasting cultural value. As a side project after some
26 years of rattling the frets and audience expectations with his house
rocking Taildraggers, singer/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Tim "Too
Slim" Langford has turned the evolution upside down with a stunning,
innovative solo album. Consisting of acoustic guitar, dobro, tenor
ukulele and harmonica, along with electric bass and programmed drums,
the result is a major musical statement from a virtuoso electric slide
master. It is rendered all the more powerful by his intimate vocals,
personal lyrics, spare, dramatic arrangements and a gorgeous, resonant
"It is the rare artist who can lay bare his soul without seeming
self-indulgent or becoming maudlin. Tim Langford not only avoids both
pitfalls, but has created a musical masterwork that reaches the listener
on every level, including emotionally, physically and spiritually. In
an era of rampant cynicism it offers the perfect antidote with hope,
humor, moral clarity and plain great music to chase the blues away."
Full review will be available on Too Slim's website.
Too Slim and the Taildraggers will be in Seattle this month -
Saturday, June 16th at Seattle's one and only Highway 99 club. They
have no other scheduled Seattle performances, so hope to see you there!
2012 Blues Music Awards and Washington Blues Society Awards
Too Slim and the Taildraggers were honored to be nominated for the
Blues Foundations 2012 BMA award for Rock Blues Album of the year.
Thank you all for making it happen! We would like to Congratulate Joe
Bonamassa for his win in this category!
you Washington Blues Society for awarding Tim "Too Slim" Langford the
"Lifetime Achievement Award" and "Hall Of Fame" award at the 2012
Washingotn Blues Society BB awards.