Howdy folks! Click on this link to see the full December 2011 newsletter from Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three, or see below for an abbreviated edition. Happy holidays!
Happy holidays! We’ve been roaming through the warm Savannah of Southeast USA for the past few weeks, and it’s been a nice way to greet the winter. We made a stop in Florida for Thanksgiving and played a few shows in between turkey, stuffing, and slices of pumpkin pie before heading back home to St. Louis. We’ll be back on the road again soon, visiting Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, and Kansas, as well as a few pit stops in Missouri, to close out a great year (be sure to see our December tour dates listed in full below)!
2011 has been good to us. We’re thankful for the opportunity to share stages with The Wilders, The Dirt Daubers, The Two Man Gentlemen Band, Southern Culture on the Skids and many others while touring these past few months. We released the album Middle of Everywhere earlier this year and have been overwhelmed by the positive response from both critics and our fans. Our travels overseas to Europe have been especially rewarding. From the Shetland Islands Folk Festival in the UK, to the Take Root Festival in Holland, to the the Discovery Music Series in Norfolk, Virginia and the Americana Music Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, we’re fixing to find our place in the festival scene, and are looking forward to quite a few more in 2012! We’ll even add Germany and Denmark to the list of places we visit!
It was a privilege producing the single “Chitlin’ Cookin’ Time in Cheatham County/Pack it Up” with Jack White’s Third Man Records, released earlier this year in March. Our tunes even made it to the big screen in BRICK BY CHANCE & FORTUNE, a documentary about the fine bricks of St. Louis. The documentary was produced by fellow St. Louisan Bill Streeter, who directed the video “So Long, Honeybee, Goodbye” from Middle of Everywhere.
Are y’all hankerin’ for more tunes? We’re planning on spending some time in the studio creating a few. Keep your ears open for a new record sometime in the next 12 months or so. AND, we have a big announcements coming up that you won’t want to miss!
Thank you for a great year!
See you down the road,
Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three