Take the modern alt-country blues sound of Drive By Truckers, throw in the fun loving attitude and riff-blues-rock of ZZ Top, mix them all together and you get close to the vibe of Too Slim and the Taildraggers. This is real, down and dirty rock and roll — a delightful jumble of virtuosic slide guitar work from frontman Tim “Too Slim” Langford and the recently revamped rock sound of the Taildraggers.
The band’s new vibe blends power-chord-driven, fun-loving nasty grooves with a new, indie-rock songwriting vibe.
And it works.
Don’t worry, Too Slim and crew still infuse plenty of blues and Americana into their work. In fact, if anything, this new sound will garner the local favorites a whole new audience. You dig?
[Jazzbones, Friday, Sept. 24, 8 p.m., $12, 2803 Sixth Ave., Tacoma, 253.396.9169]