Too Slim and the Taildraggers is an American rock band formed in 1986 in Spokane, Washington, United States. The band has five albums that peaked in the top 10 of the Billboard Top Blues Albums, as well as several awards. Members currently consist of Tim “Too Slim” Langford (lead vocals, guitar), Robert Kearnes (bass, vocals) and Jeffrey “Shakey” Fowlkes (drums). The band is located in Nashville, Tennessee, United States.
To date, Too Slim and the Taildraggers have released 13 studio albums and five live albums. The Fortune Teller (2007), Free Your Mind (2009) Shiver (2011) “Blue Heart” (2013) “”Blood Moon” (2016) all charted in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top Blues Albums, peaking at numer 3 numbers 9, 8 and 9 respectively.
The Inland Empire Blues Society named the band “Best Blues Band” for 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 11 consecutive years, 1995-1999.
Washington State Blues Society awarded Too Slim and the Taildraggers the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012; Shiver was nominated for the category Rock Blues Album at the Blues Music Awards in the same year