Pokey LaFarge Self-Titled Album Out This June

Article Contributed by nasty little man | Published on Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Third Man Records is happy to announce a new partnership with one of their favorite musicians out there working today, Pokey LaFarge. Pokey 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.Pokey's next full length LP / CD (TMR 206), titled simply Pokey LaFarge (and produced by Old Crow Medicine Show frontman Ketch Secor), will be released in June--the perfect time for Pokey's sun-blessed riverboat style. Look out for a single from the album, "Central Time," to be released ahead of the full length in May.To celebrate (and we know the folks at Third Man love to celebrate), TMR will be hosting Pokey and his band at their Blue Room live venue for a record release party/direct to acetate recording session on June 1st.Pokey LaFarge and his band will be hitting the highways and byways this spring and summer, check all the dates here and be sure to see them when they come through your town:4/20/13   Lake Charles, LA. F.G. Bulber Auditorium4/21/13   Hattiesburg, MS. The Thirsty Hippo4/22/13   Tupelo, MS. Blue Canoe4/24/13   Nashville, TN. Loveless Cafe4/25/13   Atlanta, GA. Smith's Olde Bar4/26/13   Wilmington, NC. Soapbox Laundro-Lounge4/28/13   Wilkesboro, NC. MerleFest4/30/13   Mobile, AL. Callaghan's Irish Social Club5/2/13     New Orleans, LA. Fair Grounds Race Course5/4/13     Tulsa, OK. All Soul Acoustic Coffee House5/8/13     Long Beach, CA. Carpenter Performing Arts Center5/9/13     Long Beach, CA. Carpenter Performing Arts Center5/10/13    San Francisco, CA. Rickshaw Stop5/11/13    Modesto, CA. Fat Cat Music House5/14/13    Portland, OR. Doug Fir Lounge5/16/13    E. Vancouver, B.C. The Rio Theatre5/17/13    Seattle, WA. Tractor Tavern5/22/13    Minneapolis, MN. The Cedar Cultural Center5/23/13    Chicago, IL. Lincoln Hall5/25/13    Booneville, MO. Kemper Park5/31/13    St Louis, MO. Casa Loma Ballroom6/1/13      Nashville, TN. Third Man Records6/7/13      Cincinnati, OH. Taft Theatre6/8/13      Bloomington, IL. Downtown Bloomington6/13/13    Omaha, NE. The Waiting Room Lounge6/15/13    Denver, CO. L2 Arts and Culture Center6/16/13    Palisade, CO. Palisade Bluegrass Festival7/14/13    Mount Solon, VA. Natural Chimneys Park8/8/13      Henderson, KY. Audubon Mill Park8/16/13    Biddinghuize, Netherlands. Lowlands8/17/13    Kiewit, Belgium. Pukkelpop8/19/13    Winterthur, Zurich, Switzerland. Musikfestwochen8/22/13    Tonder, Denmark. Tonder Festival8/23/13    Tonder, Denmark. Tonder Festival8/24/13    Tonder, Denmark. Tonder Festival8/25/13    Tonder, Denmark. Tonder Festival