Hey there lovely people! Click on this link to see the full March 2012 newsletter from Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three, or see below for an abbreviated edition. See you soon!
Lots of exciting news for you this month! We are so pleased to announce that we have been recognized by the 11th Annual Independent Music Awards! Our newest album, Middle of Everywhere has been nominated for Best Americana Album, and the song “Ain’t the Same” has been nominated for Best Americana Song. This makes four IMA nominations for us in the last two years! The winners will be announced in April, although there’s a second part of the awards called the Vox Populi, where you’re able to vote for your favorite music! Be sure to visit the Vox Populi page and vote for us! No matter what the outcome of the awards, these nominations are quite an honor, and we thank you for all your support over the last couple of years!
Our spring European tour has kicked off just fine… all sold out shows so far in Dublin, Cork, and Belfast! We’ll be headed through England, Scotland, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria the next couple of months. Many of our performances have already sold out or moved to bigger venues! Come summertime, we’ll be traveling through North America sharing stages with many notable artists in the USA and appearing at festivals in Canada. Check out our tour schedule to see if we are headed near you, and be sure to check back often to our tour dates page on our website, as we’re adding more and more tour dates by the day for the Summer and Fall 2012!
We’ve been working on a few new projects and can’t wait to share them with you! We’ve got a couple of vinyl-only singles that are arriving soon… the first one from UK-based Evangelist Records… it’s going to be a 78″ record! The official release date is April 21, but we’ll have some available for sale on our Spring European tour beginning with our London shows the week of March 26. We also have a split 7″ single with the Rum Drum Ramblers, arriving soon on Free Dirt Records! It’s the soundtrack 7″ recording for the film Brick by Chance and Fortune, directed by our good friend Bill Streeter. That one should be coming in May 2012. Both vinyl recordings will be available to all sometime in the very near future on our web store too. And hang tight just a teeny tiny bit longer for some of our other projects and events (and yes, we have a LOT more…), we’ll be announcing more of our latest ventures soon. Oh, and don’t forget, our Facebook page will soon switch to the Timeline feature, allowing y’all to watch what we’ve been up to. Feel free to stop by pokeylafarge.net to see our latest videos and photographs, or visit our store to see what goods we have for sale!
Hope this springtime treats you nicely!
See you down the road,
Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three