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Langhorne Slim

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(1999 – present)

Langhorne Slim is an American singer-songwriter, (born Sean Scolnick on August 20, 1980 in Langhorne, Pennsylvania). He released his first album, entitled Slim Pickens, in 1999. His band (the War Eagles) consists of Jeff Ratner on up-right bass, Malachi DeLorenzo on drums and David Moore on keyboard and banjo.

In August 2006, Langhorne Slim signed to V2 Records, who folded on the deal. He then signed to Kemado Records. In 2009 he released, Be Set Free, which includes guest vocals from Erika Wennerstrom of the Heartless Bastards.

In its December 2008 edition, Paste Magazine named Langhorne Slims’ self-titled album number 14 in its list of 25 best albums of the year. His song “Electric Love Letter” was number 5 on the Rolling Stone editor’s top 10 picks. In 2008 Slim and band were a guest act on David Letterman.

In 2009 the War Eagles welcomed a new upright bass player, Jeff Ratner, to replace long time member Paul Defiglia. Langhorne sang “God Bless America” for the seventh inning stretch during a Philadelphia Phillies game, and the song “Worries” from his s/t album is featured in a Travelers Insurance commercial. They have been seen playing some of the larger music festivals, including The Newport Folk Festival, Bonnaroo, Pickathon, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Lollapalooza, and the Philadelphia Folk Festival.

Langhorne Slim’s band (known as “The War Eagles”) consists of Jeff Ratner on up-right bass, Malachi DeLorenzo on drums and David Moore on keyboard and banjo. The touring band varies, and sometimes includes a horn section. Drummer Malachi Delorenzo is the son of Victor Delorenzo, drummer of the Violent Femmes.

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