Pokey LaFarge Returns With "Rhumba Country" May 10 - Releases "One You, One Me" Video

Article Contributed by New West Records | Published on Thursday, March 21, 2024

Pokey LaFarge will return with Rhumba Country on May 10, 2024, via New West Records. The 10–song set was co-produced by Chris Seefried, Elliot Bergman, and LaFarge and was recorded in Los Angeles, CA & Chicago, IL. On Rhumba Country, LaFarge reveals his newly heightened devotion to making music that channels pure joy. He says, “There was a time when I glorified sadness because I lost sight of who I was, but now I understand that creating and expressing joy is my gift, and gifts are meant to be shared.” Reclaiming his voice, he has recorded his boldest album yet.

Paste Magazine premiered the song and video for "One You, One Me,” which they call "brooding, time-worn...rich and vibrant.” The song includes a personal video diary shot on Super 8 through the Netherlands, Italy, England, France, California, and Maine. LaFarge says, “Captured over six years, this is a world travel journal of my wife, Addie Hamilton, and I from when we were dating to when we were engaged and culminating in the celebration that was our wedding.” Share Pokey LaFarge's "One You, One Me" Video.

LaFarge previously shared the video for the album’s first single, “Sister Andre.” He said, “Sister André is a love song for those who are lonely and looking and waiting to love and be loved. An encouragement to never give up the patient pursuit. It could come at any time! In this case, encouragement comes from Sister André, who inspired this song the day of her passing after 118 years of age.” See the Paris Peterson-directed video HERE.

Pokey LaFarge also announced his initial North American and UK tour dates in support of Rhumba Country. Launching May 3 in Woodstock, NY at Levon Helm’s Studio, the trek features stops at Washington DC’s Kennedy Center, The Bluebird in Denver, CO, Los Angeles’ legendary The Troubadour, and more. See tour dates below, with many more to be announced.

Pokey LaFarge’s Rhumba Country will be available across digital platforms, on compact disc, and standard black vinyl. Limited Gold vinyl and compact disc editions both autographed by Pokey LaFarge, will be available via Independent Retailers and are available for pre-order NOW via NEW WEST RECORDS.

Pokey LaFarge Rhumba Country Track Listing:

1. One You, One Me
2. For A Night
3. Run Run Run
4. Like A Sailor
5. Sister Andre
6. So Long Chicago
7. It’s Not Over
8. Home Home Home
9. Made To Be Loved
10. You Make My Garden Grow

Pokey LaFarge On Tour:

3/20 & 3/21 - Boise, ID - Treefort Festival
5/3 - Woodstock, NY - Levon Helm Studio
5/4 - Washington, DC - Kennedy Center
5/5 - Pawling, NY - Daryl's House
5/8 - Columbus, OH - Skully's Music Diner
5/10 - Indianapolis, IN - Hi Fi Annex
5/11 - Bloomington, IL - Castle Theatre
5/12 - Nashville, TN - 3rd and Lindsey
5/14 - Davenport, IA - Redstone Room
5/15 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theater
5/16 - Duluth, MN - The West Theatre
5/18 - Viroqua, WI - Historic Temple Theater
5/19 - Elkader, IA - Cabin Concerts
5/30 - Frankfort, KY - The Grand Theatre
6/1 - Cincinnati, OH - Memorial Hall
6/2 - Columbia, MO - Rose Park
6/4 - Omaha, NE - Waiting Room
6/6 - Ft Collins, CO - Washington’s
6/7 - Denver, CO - Bluebird
6/8 - Salt Lake City, UT - Fort Desolation
6/10 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater
6/11 - Vancouver, BC - The Pearl
6/12 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
6/14 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
6/15 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
6/21-6/23 - Mount Salon, VA - Red Wing Festival
8/9-8/11 - Lyons, CO - Rocky Mountain Folk Festival
8/16 - Devon, UK - Beautiful Days
8/17 - Brighton, UK - Chalk
8/18 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
8/20 - Liverpool, UK - Philharmonic
8/21 - Dublin, IE - Whelans
8/22 - Belfast, UK - Ulster Sports Club
8/23 - Edinburgh, UK - La Belle Angel
8/24 - Buckinghamshire, UK - Towersey Festival
8/23 - 8/25 - Leicestershire, UK - The Long Road