Langhorne Slim

A singer/songwriter firmly entrenched in the rootsy sound of Americana, Langhorne Slim was born Sean Scolnick in Langhorne, Pennsylvania on August 20, 1980. He taught himself guitar as a teenager and began writing songs. After graduating from SUNY Purchase’s Conservatory of Music. He honed his songwriting craft and his performance chops playing at various eastern music clubs, and gained some recognition when he became associated with The Trachtenburg Family Sideshow Players in the early 2000s. Though Slim often performed solo, he put together an ever-shifting band credited as either The War Eagles. His first LP, 2005’s When the Sun’s Gone Down, showcased his neo-folkie songwriting bent, as well as his impassioned vocals and ramshackle sonic approach. A self-titled album followed in 2008, and from that album the song “Worries” got major exposure when it was used in an insurance commercial. For 2009’s Be Set Free he attempted a less garage-rock and more polished sound. He disbanded War Eagles in favor of a new backing band dubbed The Law. With them he recorded 2012’s The Way We Move, a loose song cycle about the end of a relationship, became the first Langhorne Slim album to crack the Billboard album charts. He returned to a more organic sound for 2015’s The Spirit Moves, and he maintained his relentless touring schedule to support it. In 2016 he co-wrote and recorded the single “Sea of Love” with everybodyfields vocalist Jill Andrews. 2017’s Lost at Last failed to connect with a wider audience. Addiction issues plagued Langhorne Slim, but during the COVID-19 pandemic he composed a new set of songs that resulted in the 2021 album Strawberry Mansion.

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