Langhorne Slim & Lucero
May 2, 2013
Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY
8 pm doors, 9 pm show
$20 adv, $22 dos, Buy Tickets
The Way We Move, was released last June (Ramseur), and is comprised of 13 songs that are road-tested, rollicking, rock’n’rolling tunes. On The Way We Move, the band – Langhorne Slim on vocals and guitar, bassist Jeff Ratner, drummer Malachi DeLorenzo and banjo player and keyboardist David Moore – cut everything live to tape, giving the band exactly what they’d been looking for: a super-charged evocation of their raucous, friendly stage performances. Langhorne values music for its rawness, and it doesn’t matter whether that rawness—the insurgent spirit that unites the Clash and Charlie Poole—comes from punk, country, soul or folk. Langhorne is a fan of Porter Wagoner, Jimmie Rodgers, Waylon Jennings, and early rock ‘n’ roll in general. Langhorne writes songs that are yearning, sad, happy, defeated and optimistic, with hints of ‘50s rock ‘n’ roll balladry, and there’s nothing referential or detached about the music Langhorne & The Law make.