(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Alt-country singer-songwriter Langhorne Slim brings his poignant, confessional lyrics and his melodic style to Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, March 26, at 8pm. Caroline Spence, a country-based singer-songwriter from Virginia, warms up the crowd for Slim.
Langhorne Slim’s reedy alto and melodic tunes – sometimes featuring chunky guitar leads – recall Neil Young. The New Yorker described him as having “Leadbelly’s gift for storytelling and Dylan’s ability to captivate crowds.”
Born Sean Scolnick in Langhorne, Pa., Langhorne Slim graduated from the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College, part of the SUNY system. He began to gain public notice through several years of touring with the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players and an appearance at the Bonnaroo Music Festival.
His song “Electric Love Letter” was chosen as number 5 on the Rolling Stone editor’s top ten picks and was also in the movie “Waitress.” He has toured with Cake, the Avett Brothers, Murder By Death, Jeffrey Lewis, Violent Femmes, Josh Ritter, Drive-By Truckers, Low Anthem, Old 97’s, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Devil Makes Three, and the Lumineers.
If Langhorne Slim is compared to Dylan, the obvious comparison for opener Caroline Spence is to Emmylou Harris. She boasts a voice made to sing country music, and her songcraft has garnered her numerous songwriting awards from industry mainstays like the Kerrville Folk Festival and American Songwriter Magazine, as well as kudos and respect from Miranda Lambert and her fellow writers in the Nashville underground.
For reservations in The Restaurant or in the club call 518.828.4800.