Thursday, March 11, 2010

Too Slim and the Taildraggers Launch Tour in Support of New Releases

Seattle, WA--Seattle-based Too Slim and the Taildraggers have launched an extensive national tour booked to support their latest release, Free Your Mind. This album, their tenth studio release (their fourteenth if you count live releases), just hit #5 on the Billboard Top 10 Blues Albums. Also they will be promoting their newly released compilation CD, Time to Live on the Burnside Records label. This tour will take them as far east as Illinois where they will play the The Alamo - Springfield, IL, Monday 04/19/10 -Bradley Bourbonnais Sportsmen’s Club - Bradley, Il, Tue 04/20/10; as far north as Edmonton, AB, Canada, Blues On Whyte - Mon 05/24/10 -Sat 05/29/10; they will play the mountain states of Colorado and Montana, before they return to the Pacific northwest in July.

The 11 songs that appear on Free Your Mind are the result of a touring hiatus the band took in December 2007 and January 2008. Tim Lanford (AKA Too Slim) worked with producer Todd Smallwood on this release. Smallwood also co-produced the band's last CD, the Fortune Teller. On this new album recorded in a studio in the middle of an avocado grove in the Santa Paula area of California, there are songs of love, perseverance, faith, fiction, frustration and the craziness of everyday life.


Time to Live is a thirteen track compilation of live and never before released performances. Released in October, this CD is available on the resurrected Portland, Oregon based Burnside Records, a label on which Too Slim and the Taildraggers recorded five albums. It was on this label that they recorded "El Rauncho Grunge" (1992), "Wanted Live (1994), "Swamp Opera" (1995), "Blues for EB"(1997), and "Kingsize Troublemakers" (1999).

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 have been voted the Best Regional Act, 11 times by the Cascade Blues Association, the largest organization of it’s kind in the USA. Too Slim and the Taildraggers have multiple awards from various Reader’s Polls and Blues Societies for Best Band and Best Album. Founding member Tim "Too Slim" Langford has won multiple individual awards as Best Guitarists, Best Slide Guitarist, and Best Songwriter. Too Slim and the Taildraggers are in the Hall of Fame in three NW Blues Societies. Their devoted fan base has grown over the years into a National and International following. Too Slim and the Taildraggers music was also featured in two MTV series "Road Rules" and the "Real World".

Sat 03/20/10 - Wild Buffalo House Of Music - Bellingham, WA
Fri 03/26/10 - Upstage - Port Townsend, WA
Sat 03/27/10 - Pines Tasting Room - Hood River, OR

Fri 04/09/10 - Jazzbones - Tacoma, WA
Sat 04/10/10 - Spokane Library - Spokane, WA
Sun 04/11/10 - Chico Hot Springs Resort - Pray, MT
Wed 04/14/10 - Zoo Bar - Lincoln, NE
Thu 04/15/10 - Live Music Club (Eagles) - Sioux City, IA
Fri 04/16/10 - The Garage - Kearney, NE
Sat 04/17/10 - Knuckleheads - Kansas City, MO
Sun 04/18/10 - BB's Jazz, Blues, & Soups - St. Louis, MO
Mon 04/19/10 - The Alamo - Springfield, IL
Tue 04/20/10 - Bradley Bourbonnais Sportsmen’s Club - Bradley, IL
Thu 04/22/10 - The New Lift Lounge (Fromerly Murphys) - Omaha, NE
Fri 04/23/10 - Uncle Bo's - Topeka, KS
Sat 04/24/10 - Blues On Grand - Des Moines, IA

Fri 05/14/10 - Bones Brewing Co. - Billings, MT
Sat 05/15/10 - Bonnie City Blues Festival - Glasgow, MT
Sat 5/22/10 - The Shamrock Hotel - Calgary, AB, Canada
Mon 05/24/10 - Blues On Whyte - Edmonton, AB, Canada
Tue 05/25/10 - Blues On Whyte - Edmonton, AB, Canada
Wed 05/26/10 - Blues On Whyte - Edmonton, AB, Canada
Thu 05/27/10 - Blues On Whyte - Edmonton, AB, Canada
Fri 05/28/10 - Blues On Whyte - Edmonton, AB, Canada
Sat 05/29/10 - Blues On Whyte - Edmonton, AB, Canada

Fri 06/11/10 - Greeley Blues Festival Grounds - Greeley, CO
Sat 06/12/10 - Greeley Blues Festival Grounds - Greeley, CO
Sun 6/13/10 - The Little Bear - Evergreen, CO
Sat 06/19/10 - Blues on the Elk River - Glen Eden Resort - Clark, CO
Thu 06/24/10 - Thursday!FEST - Kalispell, MT

Thu 07/08/10 - Vashon Island Park Series - Vashon, Island, WA
Sat 07/10/10 - Ritzville Blues Festival - Ritzville, WA
Thu 07/15/10 - KKZX Boat Cruise - Lake Coeur d 'Alene, ID
Fri 07/16/10 - Winthrop Rhythm and Blues Festival - Winthrop, WA
Sun 07/18/10 - Winthrop Rhythm and Blues Festival - Winthrop, WA
Sat 07/24/10 - Ocean Shores Sun and Surf Rally - Ocean Shores, WA
Sat 07/31/10 - Jazz in the Valley - Ellensburg WA

Fri - 08/06/10 - Private Event
Sat 08/07/10 - Pine Springs Resort - Goldendale, WA
Wed 08/18/10 - KPBX Boat Cruise - Lake Coeur d 'Alene, ID
Sat 08/20/10 - National Lentil Festival - Pullman, WA

Schedule subject to change ~ Dates added often, so check back!
Management :
The 313 Agency
Nancy Langford
1119 1st Avenue
Suite 313
Seattle, WA 98101

Office: 206-340-2622
Cell: 425-891-4497 Fax: 206-340-2622

For Festivals in North America and International booking contact:
Savoy Music International:
Stephen Gordon
Office: 503-245-2321

For Private Events, Pacific NW, and Club booking contact:
The 313 Agency
Nancy Langford
Office: 206-340-2622

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