Folk troubadour Langhorne Slim (born Sean Scolnick) plucked his ramblin' man stage name from his hometown of Langhorne, Penn. Slim released his breakout EP Electric Love Letter in 2004. Featuring an alt-country vibe and Langhorne's throaty yelp, the album established him as a genre-bending force.
"I think genres are typically set up to sell something or establish where to keep a certain band's music in a record shop," Langhorne told Boise Weekly in December 2010. "I think most people aren't so black and white ... I wanna be able to explore and go where my heart takes me."
Langhorne's latest record, 2009's Be Set Free, is 13 gospel-tinged tracks brimming with piano, bells and accordion. Langhorne will gallop back through Boise on Sunday, June 12, and this time, he's hitching his horse up at the more raucous Neurolux instead of the Linen Building.