Lizard Creek sets anniversary show

Too Slim and the Taildraggers will be the headliners at the Lizard Creek Blues Society’s 14th anniversary show Friday.

The band is led by “Too Slim” Timothy Langford, said Lizard Creek President Bob Wood.

“They’re really well-liked and well-known, but it’s been very quick. They’ve become a real up-and-comer, so to speak,” Wood said.

He said the group has been around for 10 years or so but really took off in the last four or five years.

“They have a new album out called ‘Blue Heart.’ They have been charting in the blues charts in the top three for quite some time,” he said.

Their previous album, “Shiver,” was nominated for Blues Rock Album of the Year by the Blues Foundation at the 2012 Blues Music Awards in Memphis, Tenn. The band started in Seattle and relocated in 2012 to Nashville.

Wood said he thinks the audience will appreciate the band’s guitar-driven, “rocking blues.”

“We’re anxious to have them. I think people who have heard their music will know what we’re talking about,” he said. “Hopefully, everyone else will know that we always put on a good show. They won’t be disappointed.”

Opening for Too Slim will be the local Mudd Jugg Blues Band, which features Lizard Creek Vice President Kyle Ver Steeg and his wife, Gretchen Ver Steeg.

As always, the Lizard Creek Blues Society will be selling merchandise at the concert, and Too Slim CDs will be available.

The next blues concert will be March 21, 2014.

The anniversary concert is a useful addition to the Thanksgiving season, Wood said.

“Tell everybody they can work off all that extra food by dancing at the blues show,” he said. “We’ll help them take that weight right off. It’s the ‘Plan Blues’ diet by Lizard Creek.”