Langhorne Slim, a rakish, dapper fellow who can often be spotted in Manhattan's East Village sporting a fedora and a suit and toting a banjo, is like an urban hipster's spiffed-up vision of the Southern man of bygone times. It's as if not just his music but also his wardrobe and entire persona were derived from "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" Sounds pretty obnoxious, and some of the time it surely is, but the man is so charming, and so fully invested in his persona, that he just about manages to pull it off. You can sample Slim's live performance style here, or try "In the Moonlight," from his new record "When the Sun's Gone Down."
Daily Download: "In the Moonlight," Langhorne Slim
A dapper banjo picker straight out of "O Brother"
By Salon Staff
Published June 23, 2005 7:01AM (EDT)
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