At the end of the third night of Twangfest, I was surprised the building was still in one piece. Luckily for the Duck Room, the structure is made from the same hard substances that has kept so many St. Louis buildings standing for so many years -- brick, old stone and concrete.
The energy in the Duck Room Friday night was barely containable. The room nearly exploded due to some crowd surfing, off-stage singing, a double encore, and other shenanigans.
A mellow soul decorated by life on the road, Langhorne Slim can be found somewhere between weathered folk vinyls and a kickin' rock show, while flirting with upbeat pop rhythms.
Langhorne Slim has friends with crooked tails, guitars for sale on eBay and a burning desire for music and traveling.
With dramatic lyrics and soul-bearing vocals, Langhorne Slim delivers a homemade and down-home sound undefinable by one genre.
When Paste shuttered its print division back in September, the first question on everyone's mind was: What's Paste?
The Paste Tour offered a wide variety of sights and sound to the audience. From the delicate melodies of the Mimicking Birds and haunting guitar and vocals of Jesse Sykes and Phil Wandscher to Langhorne Slim’s signature swagger and Jason Isbell’s impressive guitar chops.
All photos by Kate McDaniel. See more at my Flickr stream.
To some Langhorne Slim is the "bastard son of Hasil Adkins"; to others he's a distant nephew of Tom Waits. Listeners discovered for themselves when Slim visited Coin-Operated Radio for a session. Sara's KDHX Photo Site has some shots.