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Pokey LaFarge Stories

FESTIVAL WATCH | Wicker Park Fest

Wicker Park Fest July 29-30Headliners To WatchPokey LaFarge St. Louis based old-time folk artist Pokey LaFarge is at the top of his game right now, combining folk and swing-era jazz into an infectious and refreshing blend of roots music. His newest record, Manic Revelations, is one of this years best, and his live show...

Five New Folk, Roots And Country Albums You Should Listen To Now

By: Alex WoodIts a great time to be a fan of folk and roots music. Here are five albums that find artists keeping musical traditions alive while taking them to new heights.Pokey LaFarge- Manic Revelations [5/19]St. Louis based songwriter Pokey LaFarge has been perfecting an old-time roots sound over the course of the last...

18 Artists Performing 18 Different Chuck Berry Songs

Chuck Berry passed away on Saturday at age 90.  It may be easier for him to stake the claim as the "inventor of rock and roll" than any other musician.Look no further than the artists who have adopted his songs into their own repertoire.  And it's not just one tune.  Sure there...

FitzGerald’s American Music Festival To Celebrate 34th Year With Massive Americana Lineup (Grids)

FitzGeralds American Music Festival will celebrate its 34th year July 1-4. Taking place inside and outside of the venue in Berwyn, the festival boasts a lineup of Americana, folk, blues and roots bands that fit the venues reputation perfectly.Amongst the bigger names on the roster are Pokey LaFarge, Eric Lindell, Joe Ely Band, JD...

Album Reviews | April 2015 Releases

Umphreys McGee- The London Session [4/7]Recorded in a single day at the famed Abbey Road Studio 2, The London Session finds Umphreys in top form. Perhaps it was due to the historic space or the pressure of time constraints, but the songs on The London Session are Umphreys best studio tracks in years, the record combining...

Pokey LaFarge Releases Video For New Single "Something In The Water"

Pokey LaFarges new album, Something In The Water, was recorded in Chicago and comes out April 7. According to the singer, the Midwest is at the heart of this record.Beyond the Midwests influence on the music, the songs feature members of Chicago bands The Fat Babies, The Modern Sounds and The Western Elstons, as well...

Pokey LaFarge Performs "Far Away", Discusses Chicago Roots Music

Prior to his recent performance at SPACE, Pokey LaFarge sat down for an acoustic performance and interview.Watch the singer perform new song Far Away and discuss his music, childhood and the Chicago roots music scene below.Pokey LaFarges newest album was recorded in Chicago and will be out in early 2015.

Review / Setlist: Pokey LaFarge @ SPACE 11/22/14

By: Alex WoodIt feels like a hometown show every time Pokey LaFarge plays in the Midwest.His music reflects having grown up in central Illinois and lived in St. Louis, with references to the areas country landscapes, roads and rivers throughout the songs, and audiences in the area never fail to connect to the imagery....

Setlist / Review: Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three @ Lincoln Hall 12/5/13

Words / Photo: Alex WoodPokey Lafarge & The South City Three played a boisterous, confident set at Lincoln Hall, packed to the brim with the energy of all their pre-WWII musical idols rolled into one.Swing. Ragtime. Blues. Jazz. Country. Folk.The band owned every single one.Even beneath the entertaining stage personality that Pokey himself...