Too Slim and the Taildraggers is an American rock band formed in 1986 in Spokane, Washington, United States.
Since 1986, Tim "Too Slim" Langford has been lead singer,
guitarist, and main creative force behind Too Slim & the
Taildraggers. Based in Spokane, Washington for decades, both Langford
and the band have won numerous awards over the years including Best
Band, Best Guitarist, Best Album, and Hall of Fame and Lifetime
Achievement Awards from The Washington Blues Society, The Cascade Blues
Society, and The Inland Empire Blues Society. Following the release of
2011's Shiver, the band packed up and moved to Nashville, Tennessee.
There, with producer Tom Hambridge, they recorded Blue Heart which
eventually hit number three on the Billboard Top Blues Album Chart.
The band currently consists of Tim "Too Slim" Langford (lead vocals, guitar), Polly O'Keary (bass, vocals) and Tommy Cook (drums). Tom Brimm (bass) and John Cage (drums) were both early members of the group.
To date, Too Slim and the Taildraggers have released 11 studio albums
and five live albums. The Fortune Teller (2007), Free Your Mind (2009)
and Shiver (2011) all charted in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top Blues
Albums, peaking at numbers 9, 8 and 9 respectively.
The Inland Empire Blues Society named the band "Best Blues Band" in four
consecutive years, from 1995-1998, while the albums Swamp Opera and
Blues for EB were also named Best Albums. The Cascade Blues Association
named them "Best Regional Band" for five consecutive years, 1995-1999.
Aron Burton co-wrote a track on their 2000 album, King Size Troublemakers.