Today’s “Featured Artist and Song of the Day” showcases Langhorne, Pennsylvania’s own, Langhorne Slim, with his song, “Back to the Wild,” off his album, Be Set Free, through Kemodo Records. Slim mans the vocals and guitar, and is accompanied by the talented musicians: Malachi DeLorenzo (Drums), Jeff Ratner (Bass), and David Moore (Keys/Banjo).
The album, Be Set Free, was produced by The Decemberists band member, Chris Funk. As well as producing, he also played a number of instruments on the album, which they recorded in Portland, Oregon. Specials guests included Sam Kassirer (from Josh Ritter’s band), Erika Wennerstrom (from Heartless Bastards) and Laura Veirs, and the record was mixed by Tucker Martine, who has worked with the likes of Surfjan Stevens and R.E.M.
Be Set Free was produced by Chris Funk (member of Decemberists) who also played various instruments on the record in Portland, OR. The album also features several guest musicians including Sam Kassirer (from Josh Ritter’s band), Erika Wennerstrom (from Heartless Bastards) and Laura Veirs. The album was mixed by Tucker Martine who has recently worked with greats like Sufjan Stevens and R.E.M.
The guys are currently putting many miles behind them on the highway, with many tour dates throughout the US this Spring. He is set to play the Boulder Theater, July 24, 2012, with the show starting at 8:30 P.M. Langhorne’s vocals take them down the troubadour’s road, as his words resonate and find their place in the hearts and souls who pack the venues along the way.
These words find their place in his song, “Back to the Wild,”
“sit all day pissin’ away my time
lookin’ into a crystal ball and i don’t know why
livin’ too fast
to live too long
and i don’t wanna die but i don’t know yet where i belong
i’ve had it better than some and i know that i shouldn’t complain
though my grandfather told me once that all pain hurts the same
your bottle is empty
but your glass has been filled
and i don’t wanna break your heart but i probably will
some are born to be good, some are born to be bad
most do the best that they could and others wish that they had
if i could return
to when i was a child
i’d forget what i learned and go back to the wild
back to the wild
back to the wild
back to the wild”
For updates, tour dates, and other news click on his website, you can get his music on iTunes, and follow him on his Facebook Page. Until the next time you’ll be able to see him, or until the next time you’ll be able to listen to him, here is Langhorne Slim, with his song, “Back to the Wild,” through WNRN Public Radio, enjoy,