As a songwriter Langhorne Slim finds the camaraderie of the road and constant touring inspirational. All the songs on his last album “The Way We Move” have been road-tested and perfected with his band and come out of the kind of good times and bad experiences that songwriters of Slim’s lofty stature can turn into life-affirming rock ‘n’ roll.
The Pennsylvania-born Langhorne Slim is a self-taught guitarist who moved to Brooklyn at 18, felt out of place in a burgeoning punk-folk scene so made his way to Portland, Oregon. After a couple of years on the west coast he pulled up stakes and has been touring non-stop with his band ever since.
With a big, ragged voice and a bigger personality, Slim has little trouble grabbing a crowd’s attention. As the group played together through tours with the Drive-By Truckers and the Avett Brothers, and made appearances at the Newport Folk Festival and Bonnaroo, their bond became ever stronger, their music more confident and their audiences larger. The band includes Langhorne Slim on vocals and guitar, Malachi DeLorenzoon drums, Jeff Ratner on bass and David Moore on keys and banjo.