Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Pokey Lafarge on "Pokey LaFarge"


In June, Pokey LaFarge released his fourth full-length studio recording, Pokey LaFarge. The album is his first long-player for Jack White's Third Man Records (who also put out his 7" single of "Chittlin Cookin Time in Cheatam County" as part of their Blue Series).

Mr. LaFarge and his partners draw from early country, western swing, traditional jazz, jug bands, and string band music. His traveling show continues to impress loyal listeners, as well as reel in newcomers wherever he performs. I'm putting my money on Third Man exposing Pokey to lots of new listeners and as a result,  I'm thinking his days of playing intimate clubs, sadly, may be coming to an end.