Happy summer, friends! Click on this link to see the full May 2012 newsletter from Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three, or see below for an abbreviated edition. Wishing you all the best!
Memorial Day weekend means it’s nearly summertime! It also means a few days rest for us before we head to Los Angeles to open for Jack White on May 30 and 31 (more on that below)… what a great opportunity this long weekend is to bring you up to speed on what we’ve been up to…
Spring 2012 Tour a Grand Success!
Touring through Europe was such a wonderful experience. We can’t thank you all enough for the support you’ve shown while coming out to see us play! If you haven’t already, check out the video that we recorded at the Schorem Barbershop in Rotterdam, Netherlands. There’s also some videos on Youtube of our performances from the tour, such as this one here in Brussels, Belgium. and feel free to upload any photos you may have taken at a show on our Facebook page! Some of ours are posted as well. We’re looking forward to coming back to Europe in October… more details on that in future newsletters!
Our Latest Album Middle of Everywhere joins Riverboat Soul as an Award Winner!
We are honored to have recently been recognized by the Independent Music Awards. Our most recent album Middle of Everywhere won an IMA for Best Americana Album and we cannot be more thrilled! Riverboat Soul won last year, so this marks our second award for Best Americana Album in a row! We feel fortunate to be a part of modern Americana music today. Thanks for your support and recognition! And if you haven’t picked up EITHER of our award winning albums, they’re for sale in our online store!
On Tour with Jack White in Select Cities this Summer!
Beginning on May 30 and continuing with a few select dates throughout the Summer, we’ll be opening up for Jack White as he tours the USA in support of his new record Blunderbuss (which includes the song “I Guess I Should Go to Sleep,” a song that we helped him record)! We’ll be joining him at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on May 30 and 31, and a few more dates to be announced soon!
Summertime Touring and Festival Season Is Here!
We’re gearing up for summer festivals and shows in North America. We’ll kick things off with Twangfest in early June, then swing around North America and hit the Donkey Creek Festival (Wyoming), Taft Theatre (Cincinnati), Rochester International Jazz Festival (New York), the River of Music Party (ROMP, Kentucky), the Winnipeg Folk Festival (Canada), the Green River Festival (Massachusetts), The Philadelphia Folk Festival, and that’s just to name a few! To see our full Summer festival tour schedule, be sure to check out our tour page for all the up-to-the-minute information. Get your tickets now and come on out and listen to some great tunes this summer! We’d love to see you, and you may just stumble upon a few new bands to listen to as well.
Thanks again for a great spring. Grab your whiskey and get ready sing some la la blues this Summer!
See you down the road,
Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three