We’ve got big things coming in the early part of 2013, so be sure to read our newsletter this month for more details on our upcoming touring, festival bookings, a bit about our forthcoming studio album, and more…either read on here at plf.net, or follow this link to check out the fancified version!
We hope your 2013 is off to a good start. We enjoyed the past year immensely, but we’ve already got lots of fun happenings planned for the new year. Read on for details of our upcoming touring, some big festival bookings and new things on the horizon…
A jaunt through the Midwest, then on to South by Southwest!
We are excited to be spending a handful cold, February nights on tour–and in our old stomping grounds, too! Our tour kicks off in Moberly, MO on February 8, and from there we’ll be travelling around Missouri, Kansas, Indiana and Illinois. Be sure to come out and say hello if you can…we’re trying out some new things with our live shows in February and you won’t want to miss them (hint: there will be a few more folks up on stage!). Check out the tour dates page on pokeylafarge.net for all the details.
After our sweep through the Midwest, we’ll be having our first go-around at Austin, Texas’ infamous South by Southwest Festival! The fest encompasses music, film and more; the music portion runs from March 12-17…stay tuned for more details as they come. We will be announcing specific showcase times and dates as they come in!
We’ll also be selling some brand new merchandise starting at our February gigs…there will be a couple of new tee-shirt designs (and some other fun stuff as well!). The new designs will also be available for sale in the online store of our official website in the near future.
Stay tuned for big announcements on our new full-length album!
What better way to start off the new year than with some fresh material and a new album? We’re making great progress on the record and have wrapped up in the studio. We’re incredibly proud of the work we’ve done and can’t wait for y’all to hear it!
Keep this on your radar, folks; there are some exciting announcements regarding the new record coming soon that you won’t want to miss…
Springtime is festival time…
Come April, we’ll be rip-roaring around the South and Midwest performing at a few of our nation’s most beloved festivals. In the end of April we will be heading to the mountains of North Carolina for an appearance at Merlefest in Wilkesboro. The festival, started by the legendary Doc Watson, offers a mixture of traditional and contemporary roots music that spans across genres and generations… a blend that Doc himself coined “traditional plus.”
Our next stop will be the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Better known plainly and simply as Jazz Fest, this festival encompasses every style of music associated with the city and state — blues, R&B, gospel, Cajun, zydeco, Afro-Caribbean, folk, Latin, rock, rap, country, and bluegrass (just to name a few). We’re definitely looking forward to playing in the Big Easy with many of the musicians we admire!
We will end the month of May headlining at the Pedaler’s Jamboree in Missouri, greeting bicyclists at the end of a two day journey along the Katy Trail. Not an avid cycler? Don’t you fret. You can just meet us at Boonville’s Kemper Park where we will be leading the festivities with the Hillbenders.
Live in Holland LP Receives ‘Best of 2012’ Nod
It was an honor to hear that our most recent record Live in Holland made it onto Uprooted Music Revue’s Best of 2012list. Seeing our album placed alongside these top-notch artists was humbling. Live in Holland was recorded in April 2012 at the legendary Dutch venue Paradiso in Amsterdam (and is still available for purchase at pokeylafarge.net). If you haven’t already done so, be sure to give it a listen. That show was certainly a highlight of our European excursions this past year and we are glad to have it out for our friends and fans to hear.
Thanks to all for a wonderful NYE in Nashville!
What a great time we had on our New Years Eve trip to Nashville. In a short couple of days, we went on air with the legendary WSM 650 AM and played to a sold out Ryman Auditorium, opening for Old Crow Medicine Show. Thanks to everyone who made it out, and for those of you who couldn’t grab tickets in time or live out of reach, we’ve included some of our favorite photos from our year’s end below!