Primary Instrument: Guitar
Tim Too Slim Langford, with his band the Taildraggers, have created an eclectic style of roots-rock, Americana and blues that has become a genre all its own. Too Slim's 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 cross-over and appeal to audiences of various musical tastes.
Too Slim and the Taildraggers are headliners at theaters, festivals and concert stages. The band has shared the stage with the likes of Bo Diddley, Brian Setzer, Johnny Lang, .38 Special, Robert Cray, Otis Rush, Jeff Healey, Ted Nugent, Los Lobos, Lonnie Mack, Blue Oyster Cult, Heart, Travis Tritt, Junior Brown, Gatemouth Brown, Neil McCoy, Delbert McClinton, Blues Traveler, Steppenwolf, Johnny and Edgar Winter.
The band's last CD, The Fortune Teller, charted as high as #9 on the Billboard magazine Top Blues Album sales chart in 2007 and 2008. The Fortune Teller was also nominated for Best Contemporary Blues Album at the 2008 Blues Blast Music Awards in Chicago. This award-winning band has been voted Best Regional Act 11 times by the Cascade Blues Association, the largest organization of its kind in the USA.
Too Slim and the Taildraggers have received multiple awards from various North West Reader's polls and other North West blues societies for Best Band and Best Album. Founding member Langford has won multiple individual awards as Best Guitarist, Best Slide Guitarist and Best Songwriter. Too Slim and the Taildraggers are also in the Hall of Fame of three North West blues societies. Their devoted fan base has grown over the years into a national and international following.
As one reviewer explained the band, experiencing a Too Slim and the Taildraggers concert is like taking a journey through the history of American music. Too Slim's musical style ranges from down home blues, funky blues rock, Americana, southern swamp rock and instrumental guitar styles.
Source: Tim "Too Slim" Langford