Too Slim and the Taildraggers (from the album Blood Moon) - Tim ‘Too Slim’ Langford sets the tone early on the latest album from Too Slim and the Taildraggers. The release, Blood Moon, gallops along as Too Slim is ready to rock’n’roll all night, getting everybody out the door with the call of ‘c’mon, giddy-up, giddy-up’ in “Get Your Goin' Out On”. Blood Moon is album number twenty in a thirty year career for Too Slim and the Taildraggers, and the guys in the group know that the life of an independent is getting people out of their chairs, into the streets, and through the swinging doors. As enticement, the boys pack Blood Moon with carrots of Blues Rock sizzle to prime the pump as they ground down the beat with hard chords and heavy beats as Too Slim tells the story of love found with “Gypsy”, opens “Letter” with guitar slashes, and sound tracks “Dream” with flash fire notes and the echo of wah-wah guitar.
Too Slim and the Taildraggers carved a reputation as unapologetic Blues Rockers in the Northwest United States, basing in Seattle, Washington before moving to Nashville, Tennessee. Blood Moon was recorded with a three-piece (Robert Kearns-bass, Jeff ‘Shakey’ Fowles-drums), the sound captured in a predominantly live setting at The Switchboard in Music City with Tim Langford in the producers chair. The Blues backs “My Body” with an ethereal roll, letting the music create a wispy shroud cover for the wishes trying to stay above ground. “Good Guys Win” propels across Blood Moon on a scratchy rhythm as Too Slim and the Taildraggers set a determined course on “Twisted Rails”, and slowly peal back clouds of distorted guitar to reveal the title track.