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Artist in Residence - December 2010 - Langhorne Slim
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Langhorne Slim is an American Singer-Songwriter from Langhorne, PA. His mighty third album, Be Set Free, was released by Kemado Records in 2009, and a new album is in the works. He is currently touring from Vermont to Idaho. He loves Lee Hazelwood and the Phillies.
Needless to say ’tis been a non stop journey of excitement for Langhorne Slim. Since March 2008, the band has headlined over 150 shows and played major festivals such as Lollapalooza, Bumbershoot, Austin City Limits Festival, Newport Folk Fest, Sunset Junction, Pickathon, Rhythm and Roots, and SXSW. The band garnered heavy acclaim for their performance of “Restless” on the David Letterman show and were WXPN’s artist of the month. This spring, the band will tour the US and Europe, including a stint with the Drive-By Truckers.
Slim’s live shows have a gospel quality. Be Set Free (2009) captures this spirit. Sweet hallelujah choruses bleed through tracks like “Land Of Dreams” and “Say Yes.” Be Set Free is Langhorne’s most cinematic and cohesive effort to date. Its a complex slice of pie.
Be Set Free was produced by Chris Funk (member of Decemberists) who also played various instruments on the record in Portland, OR. The album also features several guest musicians including Sam Kassirer (from Josh Ritter’s band), Erika Wennerstrom (from Heartless Bastards) and Laura Veirs. The album was mixed by Tucker Martine who has recently worked with greats like Sufjan Stevens and R.E.M.