Dearest friends… Click on this link to see the full April 2012 newsletter from Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three, or see below for an abbreviated edition. Wishing you all the best!
What a wonderfully crazy month it’s been for us…
WE’RE FEATURED ON JACK WHITE’S NEW ALBUM BLUNDERBUSS!
This month we’re excited to announce that you can hear us on Jack White’s debut solo album Blunderbuss! We played with him on the song “I Guess I Should Go to Sleep.” The album is due out in just a few short days (via Third Man Records) and we’re thrilled to be a part of it. Working with Jack in the studio this past year has been an honor and privilege we’ll never forget. For a look into the making of the record (and some details of our involvement), you can watch Bob Boilen’s interview with Jack on the NPR website.
Not only that, but we’ll also be joining Jack White in concert this spring as part of his Blunderbuss tour! We’ll be opening for two of his shows—on May 30th and 31st—at the fabulous Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, CA. For tickets and more information, visit our tour dates page.
STILL TOURING THROUGH EUROPE!
It might go without saying, but our tour through Europe has been an absolute blast so far. It’s great to have a chance to connect with all our supportive fans across the pond—the crowds in Ireland, Scotland and England during our March portion of the tour were some of the biggest and rowdiest we’ve had the pleasure to play for! This month we’ve been making our way through Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Holland, and still have a few more countries to hit! The experience has been amazing and we’ve been in awe of the rich history and cultural traditions these countries have to offer. We have to say we’ll be sad to say goodbye…but you still have a few more chances to see us as we wrap up our tour in The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. For tickets and more information on these shows, check out the listing below or the tour dates page on our official website—we hope to see y’all there!
NEW SONG ON YOUTUBE AND NEW SUMMER FESTIVAL DATES ANNOUNCED!
While on the road we’ve also been working hard on more material for the next album (for a peek at one of our fresh new tunes, take a look at our performance at Schorem Barbershop courtesy of our YouTube channel). We’re writing new songs every week and looking forward to our return to the US where we’ll be hitting the studio to finish up what’s sure to be our best album to date! But this doesn’t mean we’ll be holing up in the studio all summer…festival season is upon us and we’ll be playing some pretty swell ones this summer once we’re back state-side! In the US, we’ll have the honor of playing at Rochester Jazz Festival (New York), Donkey Creek Festival (Wyoming), Twangfest (Missouri) and ROMP (Kentucky), among others. We’ll then be making the rounds through Canada at Winnipeg Folk Festival, Calgary Folk Music Fest, Regina Folk Festival and more. In addition to our festival gigs, we’ll also be making a few stops at some of the finest venues east of the Mississippi. And we’re still working on more tour dates too! For a full listing of our summer tour dates, visit our website, and be sure to keep checking back for updates!
ONE OF THE GREATEST IN ST. LOUIS…
St. Louis has always been good to us and now our hometown has honored us yet again by naming us one of the 100 greatest musicians in St. Louis history!We’re immensely flattered to be featured alongside such legends as Chuck Berry, Tina Turner, Miles Davis and more. The article appears in the April 2012 issue of St. Louis Magazine.
LIVING ST LOUIS PROFILE AIRING APRIL 23!
We’re also excited to announce that our St. Louis fans can catch us on the next episode of Living St. Louis! The show will air on St. Louis’ public broadcast channel, ninePBS, this coming Monday April 23 at 7:00pm.
Thanks again for coming out to see us. Remember to like us on Facebook to see what we’re up to and share your videos of our shows! Feel free to stop by pokeylafarge.net to check out our latest videos and photographs, or visit our store to see what goods we have for sale! It’s been a real pleasure making music with y’all this spring.
See you down the road,
Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three