Pokey LaFarge

Pokey LaFarge

Pokey LaFarge

Pokey LaFarge is a talented singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist known for his captivating blend of vintage Americana, blues, jazz, and folk music. Born Andrew Heissler on June 26, 1983, in Bloomington, Illinois, LaFarge adopted his stage name from his great-grandfather, who was a riverboat captain. LaFarge's music draws inspiration from the sounds of the early 20th century, evoking the spirit of old-timey music while infusing it with his own modern sensibilities. His songs often explore themes of love, loss, nostalgia, and the struggles of everyday life, resonating with audiences across generations. LaFarge's musical journey began in the vibrant music scene of St. Louis, Missouri, where he honed his craft performing in local clubs and venues. In 2006, he released his debut album, "Marmalade," which showcased his distinctive blend of acoustic blues, ragtime, and country swing. Over the years, LaFarge has released a string of critically acclaimed albums, including "Riverboat Soul" (2010), "Middle of Everywhere" (2011), and "Something in the Water" (2015). His music has garnered praise for its authenticity, sincerity, and infectious energy, earning him a dedicated fan base and widespread acclaim from critics and fellow musicians alike. In addition to his solo work, LaFarge is known for his dynamic live performances, which feature his charismatic stage presence and virtuosic musicianship. Whether performing with his band or as a solo artist, he captivates audiences with his soulful vocals, deft guitar playing, and energetic stage antics. Beyond his music, LaFarge is also an accomplished actor and performer, having appeared in films such as "Sunset Song" (2015) and "The Seventh Fire" (2015), as well as the HBO series "Treme." With his timeless sound and timeless appeal, Pokey LaFarge continues to be a shining star in the world of Americana music, captivating audiences with his heartfelt songs and vintage charm. As he continues to evolve as an artist and explore new musical territory, one thing remains certain: Pokey LaFarge is a true original, and his music will stand the test of time.
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Mon, 10 Jun, 07:00 PM
Pokey LaFarge's live performance at the Newport Folk Festival in 2014 was a dazzling showcase of his unique blend of…