As a musician, songwriter, bandleader, entertainer, innovator and preservationist, Pokey LaFarge has long been at the forefront of American music.
In the past year alone, Pokey has signed with Jack White’s Third Man Records, was honored with a second consecutive Best Americana Album win by the Independent Music Awards for Middle of Everywhere and recorded alongside Jack White on his album Blunderbuss., Now with a new, self-titled, full-length album out (produced by Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show), Pokey and his band will head further South than ever before, for a couple of must-see shows in Sydney and Melbourne.
Pokey LaFarge and his band bring a focus and energy to the American Roots genre with infectious original material that sits at the crossroads of early jazz, country blues and western swing. With his effortless charisma and distinctive charm, Pokey has crafted a genre all his own – and one that extends well beyond the music alone. Summertime is the right time for Pokey’s sun-bless riverboat style, which is why we’re thrilled to have him Australia-bound this March!
Support will come from Melbourne-based quartet Mustered Courage, blending traditional bluegrass and modern roots music. Mark them down in your calendar, these shows are not to be missed!
2014 TOUR DATES:
Friday, March 7th & Saturday, March 8th: Port Fairy Folk Music Festival
Sunday, March 9th & Monday, March 10th: WOMADelaide, Botanic Park, Adelaide
Wednesday, March 12th – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Thursday, March 13th – The Basement, Sydney