Pokey LaFarge is a musician, songwriter, bandleader, entertainer, innovator and preservationist, whose well-rounded arsenal of talents has placed him at the forefront of American music. Over the last decade, Pokey has won the hearts of music lovers across the globe with his creative mix of early jazz, string ragtime, country blues and western swing, all while writing songs that ring true and fine in both spirit and sound. His music transcends the confines of genre, continually challenging the notion that tradition-bearers fail to push musical boundaries. Cleverly striding between numerous forms of traditional American music, Pokey has crafted a genre all his own, marked in its accessible ingenuity.
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Pickathon starts tomorrow!! Here's the trailer from Pumphouse Sessions 2010, our first year on the farm. After 5 years, we are still feel like a kid the night before Christmas.
Just like the trailer says: 24 bands, One 10ft x 10ft Pumphouse, and Three outrageously incredible days of music.
Listen to a new track from The Black Lillies upcoming album in this Rolling Stone Country write up from the wonderful, Andrew Leahey!
Knoxville, Tennessee's hometown heroes swing for the fences on upcoming album's title track
Here's a video of another group we can't wait to see again, Vetiver! This one was recorded during Pickathon 2011, enjoy friends!
Vetiver performs "Wishing Well" live at the 2011 Pickathon Pumphouse Sessions in Portland, Oregon. For more awesome live performances from Vetiver and other ...