Three Reasons Why: 21st Century Troubadour Pokey LaFarge

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Pokey LaFarge

by Walter Price

 

Pokey LaFarge, with a half milkcrate full of releases, has a way of enticing the bejesus out of his established fanbase and converts alike. Utilizing hallowed music forms from the past (back-porch folk, honky-tonk, blues, and jazz) in highly-mesmerizing up-to-date interpretations. At times with a smirk at the mundane realities, those moments we all seem to thrive (or survive) in. LaFarge is a character of real showmanship. Exhibiting a fine respect for the musical heroes that came before him. Conjuring up names like Lefty Frizzell, Jelly Roll Morton, and Jimmie Rodgers. There’s a powerful chance you’re already a fan, but if not, I have chosen three of my go-to tracks from this need to know 21st Century Troubadour.

 

POKEY LaFARGE

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Mama Don’t Allow (Live Backstage)

 

Something in the Water

 

Riot In The Streets

 

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