Published on July 22nd, 2022 | by Darren Paltrowitz


Langhorne Slim On Playing This Year’s Park City Song Summit, His Writing Process, Future Career Plans, Influences & More

As one of the world’s premier skiing destinations, Park City, Utah had its first ski lift installed in 1946. Yet there is plenty more to Park City than skiing. The Sundance Film Festival, for starters, is one of the annual institutions which has people around the world talking about Park City. Forbes Traveler Magazine has voted it as one of the 20 “prettiest towns,” also voting it one of its “16 Top Destinations.”

The Park City Song Summit — hosting its “inaugural” event from September 7 to 10, 2022 — aims redefine the live music experience. By design it creates an environment for musicians to share, learn and recharge their passion for music through community and the power of song, and reportedly unlike any other music gathering, the Song Summit is also a place to examine the struggles and breakthroughs that artists face on their creative journey. Over the course of 4 days in September 2022, the Song Summit combines the singer-songwriter format of an “unplugged” platform with a “MasterClass” style of information exchange through its Labs. This atmosphere for connection between the musician and the fan works to reimagine the idea of playing to a crowd and ultimately focuses on sharing and exploring the full spectrum of songwriting and creating original music.

A star-studded yet intimate gathering by design, among the participating artists for the Summit are Andrew Bird, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Joe Pug, Jason Isbell, Fred Armisen, John Doe, Josh Kelley, Mavis Staples, Warren Haynes, Margo Price, Father John Misty, Josh Ritter, Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musselwhite, and Langhorne Slim. Summit attendees can expect 4 days of both learning and entertainment.

On July 12, 2022, I had the pleasure of speaking with the aforementioned Langhorne Slim via Zoom, as embedded below. Beyond the Park City Song Summit, we talked about his 2021 album Strawberry Mansion, his creative process, how COVID-19 and the related pandemic changed him both personally and professionally, future career plans for him and a bit more. More on Langhorne Slim, Park City and this year’s Park City Song Summit can be found online by clicking here, here, here, here and here.

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About the Author

Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."

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