Check out our September newsletter below for tons of announcements…we’ve sure got an exciting fall coming our way! For a full version of the newsletter, follow this link.
We’ve got some huge announcements for ya in this month’s newsletter installment! As we continue treading our tour path through the west coast (and having a grand time of it!), we wanted to stop and take a minute to fill you in about more exciting news for the coming weeks…
Boardwalk Empire to feature a recording by Pokey LaFarge!
That’s right y’all; not too long ago, Pokey had the chance to record a couple of tracks for the hit HBO series Boardwalk Empire, starring Steve Buscemi and produced by none other than Martin Scorsese. We’re so excited to announce that one of these tracks (“Lovesick Blues”, recorded with Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks) will be played in the second episode of the current season! The episode is scheduled to air on Sunday, September 23 on the HBO network, so be sure to tune in and hear Pokey’s contribution to this phenomenal series. Empire has been the recipient of Emmy and Golden Globe awards among much other critical praise…including a Grammy for Best Soundtrack for Visual Media. Needless to say, it’s a huge honor and we hope y’all can catch the episode in a couple of weeks!
Radio City Music Hall and More Touring with Jack White
We’ve been lucky enough to blaze the tour trail with Jack White this summer, playing dates scattered around the American west and even gracing the stage at Red Rocks…and now we’ve got even more gigs on the Blunderbuss tour coming soon! First off, we’re excited to be a part of not one, but TWO shows at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on September 29 and 30! Jack’s tour has taken us some stellar places, and we’re so humbled to have more opportunities to play with him–especially at a venue as historic and iconic as Radio City. We hope to see you there!
In addition, we’ll be opening up for Jack in Canada at L’Olympia in Montreal on October 2 and at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto on October 3 and 4. Then we’ll join forces in Atlanta (Fox Theatre on October 9), Jackson, Tennessee (Carl Perkins Civic Centeron October 10), and finally in Tulsa (Cain’s Ballroom on October 12). We must admit we’re really excited to play Cain’s Ballroom; this place has an incredibly rich musical history and is where the legendary Bob Wills spent much of time helping to evolve the traditions of Western swing, blues, jazz, honky tonk and more. It’s quite a dream come true!
Heading back to St. Louis for more than R&R…
This time, our jaunt home to St. Louis in late September will include a show at one of our favorite South City spots, Off Broadway!
The show is Friday, September 28 with doors opening up at 7pm and Colonol Ford starting things off. We’re hoping to see a whole lot of familiar faces; our friends at home have been so supportive of our work and we owe y’all so much…the least we can give you is one killer night of tunes!
Be sure to get your tickets to this one ahead of time…click here for a link to purchase them online.
Special Broadcasts–Live from eTown Hall and Mountain Stage!
In just a few days, we’ll be rolling through Colorado for a very special sort of live performance! eTown Hall in Boulder, CO is a non-profit organization that hosts unique live events, featuring both music and meaningful conversations intended to inspire community action and sustainability awareness. Tickets are still available to our show at eTown, which is coming right up on September 18.
eTown performances are broadcasted through many public and commercial stations across the country, including NPR! We’re happy to a part of the organization’s inspiring mission, and we hope you can take a listen. In case you can’t catch it via radio frequency, each eTown session is posted online for your listening pleasure at etown.org in the weeks following the taping.
We’re also excited to announce that we’ll be hitting the Mountain Stage in Bristol,Tennessee with the Queen of Rockabilly, Wanda Jackson! We’ll also be joined by Connie Smith and JD McPherson for a taped live performance. The show is on October 7 and will be recorded and aired on the radio at a later date. This is such a fantastic lineup and we’re honored to share the stage with Wanda yet again–it was almost too much fun last month at Wonder Bar! Click here to grab your tickets.
Back in Europe oh-so-soon, and with a LIVE ALBUM RELEASE!
We’ve been gearing up for our next journey overseas and wanted to remind all our fans in Europe that we’ll be back this October! We’re kicking off our tour in Nancy, France at Chapiteau de la Pepiniere, and will be making the rounds through France, Belgium, the UK, Ireland, and the Netherlands for the following two weeks. Take a look at the tour dates on our website for a full schedule or check out the listing below. We’ll be touring in support of a NEW live album(by the name of “Live in Holland”) that will be released on October 1 in Europe and shortly to follow in North America on November 20! The record will be released by Continental Records in Europe and by Free Dirt Records in America. We’re happy to put out a live album, as live performance is one of our favorite parts of the job (with all these tour dates you could only hope so!). We can’t wait to see y’all so come on out and grab yourself a record!
New Video from Welcome to the West…
When we were up in Canada for the Calgary Folk Festival, we had the chance to play a bit for the folks at Welcome to the West. They were great and so is the finished product of our session…check it out on the video page ofpokeylafarge.net or on their website here. Thanks to the talented folks that made this come together!
Well folks, looks like it’s going to be a huge fall for us! Keep an eye on pokeylafarge.net, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for the latest news, or even just for the fun of it. As always, thanks to our biggest support system, our lovely fans who never fail to keep us inspired to write, play and have fun with our music.
See you down the road,
Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three