Langhorne Slim, who is actually Sean Scolnick of Langhorne, Pennsylvania, is a passionate singer-songwriter who has sold his soul to the restless road in pursuit of the dream. His move to Portland transformed the band’s punk-folk tunes into the happy pop-folk medleys the West Coast is known for. Langhorne Slim has hit almost every milestone a musician could aim for, with appearances at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and the Late Show with David Letterman. With a new album, The Way We Move, there is no slowing down this musical train. Since the band spent much of 2011 in the Lone Star State developing new material, it is only fitting that they return to Austin to perform the spirited new songs at the Parish this Tuesday.
Joining them will be Jessica Lea Mayfield, a singer-songwriter who teeters between country and rock music with her soft, sugary vocals. Her musical ability is not only practiced talent but inherited genetics. She began playing in her family’s bluegrass band at the age of 8. Just think, you were probably still trying to ride a bike. A copy of her first EP, White Lies, fell into the hands of The Black Keys frontman, Dan Auerbach who full-heartedly embraced the young crooner. Mayfield blossomed with Auerbach’s support in the studio and has supported a plethora of major bands, like Ryan Adams, Band of Horses, and The Avett Brothers.
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