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Langhorne Slim @ The Independent 

Wednesday, Jan 13 2016
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Langhorne Slim (born Sean Scolnick) decided he was going to be a rock star when he heard his cousin's punk band rehearsing in a New Jersey basement in 1991. Soon after, he bought a broken-down acoustic guitar and started figuring out the chords to his favorite Nirvana songs. But it was his discovery of Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music that changed his life. "I heard one man, or one woman, with an acoustic guitar, making a bigger noise than any rock band I'd ever listened to," Slim told SF Weekly. After graduating from college, Slim hit the road with his guitar, and he's never looked back. His take on Americana includes elements of blues, folk, R&B, bluegrass, and acoustic rock. His riveting performances with The Law, his backing band, have made him a must-see live act for anyone interested in roots music. When he appears at the Independent this Friday, he'll play tunes from his new album, The Spirit Moves, as well as plenty of old favorites.

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