One theme pervades Langhorne Slim’s music.
“Love. The good parts, the sad parts, the in-between parts,” said the singer/songwriter, who will perform at Sky City Saturday as part of the Westobou Festival.
He and his band, The Law, which includes drummer Malachi DiLorenzo, bassist Jeff Ratner and keyboardist David Moore, have played in Augusta before. In March they opened for The Avett Brothers at Bell Auditorium.
Their music has been described as everything from folk to Americana. But ask Slim what the audience can expect from his show and he replies, “The greatest rock and roll show they have ever seen.”
Slim grew up in a small town near Philadelphia, Pa., listening to everything from classic rock to soul and classic country.
“I’m just a fan of music. There’s artists and music in all genres I can relate to,” he said.
But even if you don’t know his name, you may be familiar with his music.
His song Worries, off his 2008 album Langhorne Slim, appeared in a Traveler’s Insurance commercial.
Say Yes, from 2009’s Be Set Free, provided an emotional backdrop for a contestant’s road-to-opportunity story on an episode of American Idol.
Slim said he missed seeing it, but the only thing that would have been cooler would have been to have a contestant sing one of his songs.
“That would be great someday,” he said.
The band has been touring for Be Set Free since its release, but will take a break in November to record their next album, The Way We Move, which is expected to be released in late spring or early summer 2012.
Audience members at Sky City can expect to hear a lot of new music from that album, Slim said.