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It’s been quite a month for Pokey and the band – after an extensive tour of the Upper Midwest and Mid-Atlantic, USA, the band is fresh off appearances at two legendary events, the 2014 Newport Folk Festival (USA) and Cambridge Folk Festival (UK).
Read on for the latest happenings, plus details on the many special events coming down the pipeline…
Pokey LaFarge’s Central Time Tour, Coming Your Way Soon!
Pokey LaFarge’s Central Time Tour is not just your ordinary show…it’s a traveling, self-contained festival of American music, spanning musical traditions from country blues to Cajun fiddling to old-time banjo-picking from the hills of Appalachia.
“I want to celebrate our diverse American traditions, and above all, give the good people of the Midwest no choice but to dance, sing and put their minds at ease when the Central Time Tour comes to town.”
Tickets for the Central Time Tour are on sale now – don’t miss this one-of-a-kind revue tour, rolling through the Midwest, USA this September!
An Incredible Time in Newport (USA) and Cambridge (UK)!
This year was Pokey’s third appearance at Newport Folk Festival, and what a great time it was! If you weren’t able to make it to the sold-out fest, you’re in luck…NPR Musicrecorded Pokey’s set on the main stage, and you can listen to it in full online by clicking here!
Pokey and several of his bandmates also had the pleasure of joining Jack White on stage, as he finished his set at Newport with a singalong rendition of Pete Seeger’s “Goodnight, Irene”. Watch a video of that special moment here!
Going back to back from Newport to Cambridge Folk Festival is quite the honor! The band had a wonderful time in Cambridge, celebrating the festival’s 50th anniversary. BBC Radio 2 was on-site and recorded and interview with Pokey and some tunes from the band’s main stage set; have a listen at this link!
Hopping Around Europe…
The band is still making their way through Europe, with several upcoming shows from August 6th-9th. Don’t miss Pokey’s first ever tour in Europe featuring his expanded 7-piece band!
The band has three shows coming right up in The Netherlands, including a sold out show in Rotterdam(Aug. 6 at Rotown),Eindhoven (Aug. 7 at De Effenaar), and Bloemendaal(Aug. 9 at Openluchttheater Caprera).
And for all of our friends in Deutschland: Pokey’s only performance in Germany this year is coming right up on August 8 at Knust in Hamburg…tickets are available here!
More Festivals in the USA
Even though festival season is winding down, the band has a couple more excellent outdoor appearances coming right up in the states!
On August 29, they’ll head down to the Junebug Boogie Ranch for a set at Muddy Roots Festival inCookeville, TN. This year’s lineup is top notch, with high-octane performances from The Sonics, Mudhoney, The Legendary Shack Shakers, and The Blasters, among others.
With more special announcements and a busy schedule ahead, be sure to stay tuned to Pokey LaFarge on Facebook and Twitter…and – this just in – you canfollow @pokeylafarge on Instagram for photo updates of his life on the road!
Thank you for reading this installment of the Bugle Call, and for your ongoing support…we hope you soak in the last weeks of summer in good fashion, y’all!
See you down the road!