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Too Slim and the Taildraggers, The Fortune Teller

The Pride of Spokane, Washington, checks in with yet another quality album, -this makes 13 of them- that further begs the question of what it's going to take to get Tim "Too Slim" Langford and his Taildraggers some national respect. The trio led by guitarist/singer/songwriter Slim from Seattle, Washington originally from Spokane, Washington, is received well in Europe, but their home country barely recognizes them. If there's any justice, The Fortune Teller will put the Taildraggers on the map. Slim and his bandmates shift styles effortlessly while staying true to their blues-rock spirit. His guitar drives the tunes with fiery yet surprisingly subdued precision reminiscent of ZZ Top's Bill Gibbons. Even with tight playing, any band worth their three sweaty sets a night need quality tunes, and Slim has no problem providing this album's 11 original cuts. While nothing here reinvents the roots-rock wheel, each track has a cathy chorus you'll be singing along with after a single spin. Slim sings with the "been there, done that" honesty of a blues journeyman who deserves a better hand in life than the one he's been dealt. …. Hal Horowitz in Blues Rreview

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