For a prettified version of the February newsletter, click here! Or else read on below for news on our upcoming local and international tour dates, recent television appearances and beyond…
Happy Winter! We’re home in St. Louis (where it’s far colder than your average winter) and hoping those of you in the states aren’t buried under too much snow. No matter the weather, it’s great to be back…after a whirlwind of a trip to India (check out our Facebook for some photos), we’re all in St. Louis just in time for Valentine’s Day to show a little hometown love!
STL250 and Midwest February Shows
Starting February 15, we’ll play a few shows in the Midwest (Memphis, TN, Bowling Green, KY, Carbondale, IL, Bloomington, IL andNew Harmony, IN). Then it’s over the Pacific we go…for our long-awaited first trip Down Under!
March Tour in Australia & New Zealand
We’ll kick things off at the Port Fairy Folk Festival on March 7th and 8th and then on to WOMADelaide Festival on March 9th and 10th. On March 12th we’ll be inMelbourne for a show at Corner Hoteland the next day we play at the The Basement in Sydney before flying out to New Zealand.
In New Zealand we start things off with the WOMAD New Zealand Festival in New Plymouth, NZ on March 15th and 16th and then head toAuckland where we will play theTuning Fork at Vector Arena onMarch 18th. March 20th we’ll be in Wellington to play Bodega. Our final two shows of the tour will be March 21st in Masterton at King Street andMarch 22nd at Black Barn Winery in Hawke’s Bay.
We are already starting to generate some excitement for our first tour in Australia and New Zealand. This month Pokey was featured on the cover of the Australian magazineRhythms and the first ever print edition of New Zealand’s Glory Days.
We can’t express how excited we are to finally connect with our friends across the ocean. See y’all soon!
Pokey on TV: The Marty Stuart Show and De Wereld Draait Door
If you’ve been following us on Facebook, you might have seen that this month we made two T.V. appearances! Last time we were inNashville we stopped by and did a taping for the The Marty Stuart Show, which aired last weekend on February 8.
In other television news, Pokey recently took a jaunt to Holland to film for one of The Netherlands’ most watched talk programs, De Wereld Draait Door (or DWDD). This coming weekend on February 15, the episode– featuring a live performance and round-table discussion with Pokey–will air nationally on the Nederland 3 network! As soon as we have video for these two appearances we’ll post them on our Facebook for all you lovely people to see.
Well, that about does it for this month’s installment…we’ll be sure to keep you updated on our travels and tour dates coming down the line! Stay tuned to ourFacebook and Twitter for more details and visit our official website for a complete list of our upcoming shows.
See you down the road!