Pokey LaFarge (solo)

CANCELLED due to unforseen circumstances

Pokey LaFarge (solo)

Thursday, April 4th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$24 ADV / $28 DOOR (plus fees)

Cancelled

ANNOUNCEMENT: well, sometimes opportunities come knocking that you can’t turn down... all I can say is that I have just received my first feature film role. More news on that soon! But for now I’m sorry to say that due to some scheduling conflicts, which requires me to be on location starting in mid-March through mid-April, I have to cancel my already scheduled shows in Michigan, Colorado, Georgia, Arizona, and California. Many will be rescheduled for a later date.

More info on rescheduled shows coming soon! If you are unable to make it to a rescheduled show, you can seek out a refund at the point of purchase for your original ticket.

I want to extend a personal thank you to all the music venues for their hard work and support. I’m sorry for the complication this must cause. I sincerely hope to make it up to you in the future.

Sincerely,

Pokey LaFarge

Pokey LaFarge (solo)
Pokey LaFarge (solo)
“Limiting myself to a genre has never really been my thing,” says Pokey LaFarge. “I’m most purely a rambler. I’m traveling the world all the time, and my songs have been directly influenced by my travels. You’re liable to hear something in my songs that sounds like traditional jazz; next thing you know, you might be hearing something that sounds like Bob Dylan’s Nashville Skyline mixed with the chanson singers of France, or a waltz mixed with cumbia, or soul mixed with swing.”

Ever since his first record, 2006’s self-released Marmalade, LaFarge has been a difficult specimen to pin down, indeed. Though he was raised on a healthy diet of blues, bluegrass, ragtime, Western swing and old-time country — and though he has consistently demonstrated a decided affinity for pre-1950s menswear — the Illinois native is by no means a throwback or a museum piece. Timelessness, and refined good taste, is LaFarge’s raison d’être, and his influences are as multi-hued and wide-ranging as the rhythms that buoy his starkly poetic songs — rhythms that are steeped in the very essence of jazz.

“With me, lyrics are the most important thing,” he explains. “But when it comes to music, it’s just as much about the groove — something about the groove that makes me want to move, you know? There’s always a little bit of swing to it, something that’s got a bounce. I mean, people have been swinging for hundreds of years!”