Pokey LaFarge w/ Hocking River String Band presented by WCBE 90.5fm

Sat Sep 26 2015

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Park Street Saloon

525 N. Park Street Columbus, OH 43215

All Ages

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Country Blues and Early Jazz for the 21st Century

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

http://pokeylafarge.net/

Pokey LaFarge w/ Hocking River String Band presented by WCBE 90.5fm

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  • Pokey LaFarge

    Pokey LaFarge

    Americana

    Day after day, pencil in hand, always dressed in blue. Never feeling satisfied. Itchy. Incomplete. Attired halfway between a businessman and a janitor, Pokey LaFarge tries to make sense of trouble he’s seen and trouble he’s been in. This is the Great Why of his unending passion for songwriting. An unquenchable need to be heard in a world where everyone is talking and nobody is listening. 

    The songs on Pokey’s transformative new album MANIC REVELATIONS demand your attention. Here, you get the feeling this man is constantly reshuffling the deck in favor of some outcome or other. Each chord, each riff shades the stories he sets up in his lyrics. But make no mistake - no matter how the cards lay, he is searching for the purest truth; he loves laying in the muck. Whatever it takes to serve the song. He wouldn’t know what to do if his life were any other way. 

    Sit with him over a cup of coffee at The Mud House on Cherokee Street in South City St. Louis, and you’ll see for yourself: he easily is uneasy, pushing one squalid thought away to make way for another, sometimes darker one. It’s not that he’s a miserable guy; quite the opposite. To lay it plain: you simply don’t get songs like these without becoming very friendly with the darkness in your head, and with the social distortion of the day. These are the currents Pokey dips into to create his songs.

  • Hocking River String Band

    Hocking River String Band

    Bluegrass

Pokey LaFarge w/ Hocking River String Band presented by WCBE 90.5fm

Sat Sep 26 2015 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Park Street Saloon Columbus OH
Pokey LaFarge w/ Hocking River String Band presented by WCBE 90.5fm
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All Ages

Country Blues and Early Jazz for the 21st Century

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

http://pokeylafarge.net/