This Brooklyn by way of Pennsylvania (Langhorne) songwriter created one of my favorite albums of 2009, Be Set Free, which landed at number 14 on our year end list. Songs like "I Love You, But Goodbye", "Back to the Wild", and "Say Yes" are simple, earnest, and heartbreaking all at the same time, but the disc isn't all melancholy. Slim's music has a joyful exuberance and there's no better way to see that bleed through then seeing hime live, as he's garnered a reputation for his intense and passionate live performances. He's been going nearly non stop since the albums release last fall, and a new set of dates kicks off tomorrow night in Hoboken, NJ, later on hitting the West Coast and Midwest in February. All of the dates are with April Smith and the Great Picture Show(who's song "Color" you can check out below).
April Smith- "Color"
Langhorne Slim's upcoming shows:
Jan 21 Maxwell’s Hoboken, NJ
Jan 22 Ottobar Baltimore, Marylnd
Jan 23 Club Cafe Pittsburgh, Pa.
Jan 25 Otto’s DeKalb, Illinois
Jan 26 Turner Hall Ballrm Milwaukee, Wi.
Jan 27 Aquarium Fargo, ND
Jan 29 Filling Station Bozeman, Montana
Jan 30 Neurolux Boise, Idaho
Jan 31 Crystal Ballroom Portland, Or.
Feb 2 Ravenous Cafe Healdsburg, Calif
Feb 3 Crepe Place Santa Cruz, Calif
Feb 4 Cellar Door Visalia, Calif
Feb 5 Muddy Waters Santa Barbara, Calif
Feb 6 McCabe’s Guitar Shop Santa Monica, Calif
Feb 8 The Casbah San Diego, Calif
Feb 10 Hi-Dive Denver, Colorado
Feb 11 Record Bar Kansas City, Miss.
Feb 12 Off Broadway Saint Louis, Miss.
Feb 13 The Summit Columbus, Ohio
* w/all tour dates with April Smith and the Great Picture Show
check out Langhorne Slim on myspace.