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Langhorne Slim At Newport 2009

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Langhorne Slim: Newport Folk 2009

Langhorne Slim: Newport Folk 2009

Langhorne Slim At Newport 2009

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Langhorne Slim performs at the Newport Folk Festival. Wiqan Ang hide caption

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Wiqan Ang

Langhorne Slim performs at the Newport Folk Festival.

Wiqan Ang

Self-described "country-punk" guitarist and singer Langhorne Slim, born Sean Scolnick, plays ramshackle acoustic songs tinged with blues. His albums, which find him pitching his frayed vocals on the edge of a wail, also feature his band The War Eagles; the music acknowledges a debt to his influences as it clatters toward an idea of self-reliance. "Restless," from Langhorne Slim's self-titled 2008 album, contains the line, "I felt restless / I felt soft / I didn't know anymore who I was ripping off."

Slim and his band — Jeff Ratner on bass and Malachi DeLorenzo on drums — are spending the summer touring the U.S. and Canada, playing frequently with fellow Newport performers The Low Anthem and Josh Ritter. A new Langhorne Slim album arrives this fall.

Set List

"Be Set Free"

"Back to the Wild"

"Restful"

"Honeypie"

"Diamonds and Gold"

"Mary/Cut It Down"

"For a Little While"

"Blow Your Mind"

"In the Moonlight"

"Hello Sunshine"

"Collette"

"Coming Home"

"Anything for You"

"I love You but Goodbye"

"Rebel Side of Heaven"

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