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Monday, June 25, 2012

Underworld Records/Blind Raccoon artist: Tim "Too Slim" Langford - Broken Halo - New Release Review

I just received Broken Halo, the newest solo release from Tim Langford. Langford, best known as the guitar player with the Taildraggers, has put together a very interesting solo project using acoustic guitar, dobro, tenor Uke and harmonica along with electric bass and electronic drums. The recording opens with the very haunting La Llorona, an original song based upon a Hispanic legend of a woman who drowns her children to be with the man she loves, only to be rejected. She ultimately commits suicide and prevented from entering heaven, forced to walk the earth in search of her children. This is a great song.Particularly nice slide work. Shaking A Cup is a light acoustic boogie tribute to the homeless in the street. Cool guitar riffs throughout. You Hide It Well is a straight up acoustic blues tune with slide dobro. Princeville Serenade is another acoustic duet with uke and slide dobro. Langford seems to have a great formula for pulling strong melody and feeling from this pairing of instruments. North Dakota Girl is a cool blues along the lines of how David Bromberg plays the blues, with feeling and a touch of humor... and strong pickin'. Real nice tune. Long Tall Black Cat is possibly the most "authentic" (traditional) blues track on the cd. I like it quite well. Langford has a strong voice and has great control of his slide. This 11 track cd of original work is some of the strongest work that I have heard from Langford and a few of the tunes are classic keepers. Check this one out!

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