January 18th, 2012
Ticket Giveaway: Langhorne Slim w/ Rayland Baxter at Fitzgerald’s
Fight/Comment amongst yourselves to win this coveted pair of tickets for tonight’s show at Fitzgerald’s. Langhorne Slim will headline the night that also features Rayland Baxter. Make sure your comments are under a valid email address so we can contact you if you win.
We’ll either be drawing a name from the hat or choosing the most compelling comment as the winner. You’ll never know until it happens. At least tell us a song you want to hear during the set tonight.
If you have a guitar, a nasally voice that transitions into guttural crunchiness, and a fondness for thread-bare fedoras, your obvious calling is folk music. That’s the quick synopsis of Langhorne Slim. Sean Scolnick, the man who gives the band its name, is from the northeast, around the Philadelphia area. Obviously, he grew up on a musical diet of bluegrass and not Bon Jovi. Two years removed from his third album release Be Set Free, folk fans won’t want to miss this Houston tour date.
Hailing from Nashville seems to automatically give a musician some cred, but Rayland Baxter needs nothing of that. His father played steel guitar for Bob Dylan, and the experience must of trickled down the family tree right onto the guitar that Rayland picked up. Baxter’s lead-in to Langhorne Slim tonight will be that perfect mellow prelude. It will go nicely with the first beer of the night as you sink into the music and start considering the losses and gains of your day.
Photo by Kathryn Friedman