With a nice 2013 tour schedule lining up, big festivals on the way, and a fresh, new horn section in our live lineup, we’ve got lots of noteworthy mentions to make in our monthly newsletter installment! Read the text-only version below, or follow this link for the February newsletter in its beautified form!
We hope y’all are staying warm this winter season and gearing up for the warmer months ahead! We’ve got some big announcements regarding our forthcoming studio album, so be sure to keep an ear out. Until then we will be doing a couple of weekend gigs around the Midwest, and easing back into the touring season. We’re feeling pretty excited about what’s coming down the line and can’t wait to let you know what we have in store!
A New Lineup for Spring…
We’re excited to announce that we have some additional band members coming on tour with us this year, as some of you may have seen in Moberly, Kansas City, and Hesston. We would like to take the time to introduce the talented Chloe Feoranzo (clarinet, saxophone) and T.J. Muller (trumpet). The sound from our new horn section is dynamic and really adds something special! We hope you can come out and see the fresh lineup, but in the meantime you can check out this photo of the six-piece in Moberly, MO (courtesy of Julian Davis):
Austin’s SxSW Just Around the Corner!
We’re really looking forward to our first appearance at South by Southwest this March down in Austin, Texas. SxSW is one of the biggest and baddest music fests in the country, and it’s an honor to have been invited. Our official SxSW showcase will be Thursday, March 14 at Esther’s Follies on Sixth Street in the heart of it all! We’ll also be performing at some after parties and other SxSW-related events…so if y’all are heading down be sure to stop by one of our shows.
A Slew of Gigs in February…
We are proud to announce a heap of new upcoming shows throughout the Midwest for the month of February. Starting February 21, we’ll be at The Bishop (Bloomington, IN), then at Radio Radio (Indianapolis, IN) on February 22. We’ll make a last pit stop at The Castle Theatre (Bloomington, IL) on February 23. For more details, check outwww.pokeylafarge.net/tour or see the full list of our tour dates at the bottom of this message.
Here, There, Everywhere! A Busy Spring Ahead…
We are excited to be out on the road touring all around the states and have just announced a whole bunch of shows for this April and May! We’ll be travelling through Mississippi, with gigs in Hattiesburg (The Thirsty Hippo) and Tupelo (The Blue Canoe) before stopping at Smith’s Olde Bar on April 25 (Atlanta, GA) and the Soapbox Laundro Lounge on April 26 (Wilmington, NC). We will also be playing at Callaghan’s Irish Social Club in Mobile, AL (voted Best Bar in America by Esquire Magazine!).
Just in time to see the California poppies bloom, we will be on the West Coast performing at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center (Long Beach, CA), Rickshaw Stop (San Francisco, CA), Fat Cat Music House (Modesto, CA), and Doug Fir Lounge (Portland, OR). Not all show announcements are included here, so be sure to visit the tour dates page of our official website.
Keep an ear out for us on the airwaves as we prepare to make our second appearance on Nashville’s Music City Roots this April as well! On April 24, our performance at Loveless Cafe that will be aired live at 7pm CT on www.rootsradio.com and WRLT Lightning 100. Mark your calendars and turn those dials–we’re happy we could make it back!
Don’t forget that we’ll be making the festival rounds this season as well! To start, we’ll be hitting up North Carolina’s Merlefest on April 28, as well as the infamous Jazz Fest in New Orleans on May 2! What began as a “spontaneous meeting of jazz and heritage”, is now one of the nation’s most reputable jazz festivals, and will host an incredible lineup in 2013. We’ll be heading back to the River City region to headline the Pedaler’s Jamboree (Booneville, MO) on May 25. Summer is on its way, so stay tuned for upcoming festival announcements!
Eddy Arnold tribute: You Don’t Know Me
Our bandleader recently had the pleasure of joining forces with Plowboy Records on a tribute album to the great country legend, Eddy Arnold. The album will be released May 14, and features a bunch of talented folks paying homage to one of country music’s greats. Have a look behind the scenes and catch a familiar face by clicking here.
New & Improved on YouTube
We’ve added some new video playlists to our YouTube channel, so go on and take a look at www.youtube.com/mrpokeylafarge. We’ve hand selected some of the best videos taken from this past year and have compiled them into one playlist for ya…enjoy! More fun stuff will be added soon, so be sure to subscribe to our channel and stay in the loop.
With the heavy touring season rapidly approaching, we’ll certainly have lots of news to share in the coming weeks. Be on the look out for more show announcements soon (heads up to our friends in Europe, Canada and on the American West coast!). We’re excited about the tour schedule that’s shaping up for 2013, so link up with us on Facebook and Twitter to receive the latest updates and see if we’ll be coming to a town near you. You can also visit us at our official website–and keep an eye out for new merchandise for sale soon! Thank you kindly for reading and for continuing to lend support and attend shows…you keep us moving from town to town, and loving every minute of it.
See you down the road!