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Pokey Lafarge

In The Blossom Of Their Shade

    Pokey LaFargeʼs 7th studio solo album, ‘In The Blossom Of Their Shade’, showcases the positivity of coming out of the darkness and into the light.

    When the 2020 global pandemic hit, LaFargeʼs rigorous work ethic powered him through the potentially challenging creative period. As days became a couple of months, songs blossomed from embryonic ideas into fully-formed ones and he was ready to move on, which typified his mindset as a working artist.

    With this record, LaFarge captures the thematic notion of being the perfect summer afternoon soundtrack... the type of music you want to listen to while having a cocktail with your significant other.

    It makes sense musically as well - LaFarge intentionally crafted songs that created space and have melodies that can glide throughout a composition thatʼs a far cry from the swing and blues-infused songs of his earlier work.

    LaFarge is an artist who refuses to rest on his laurels and compromise. He's always motivated and ready to create. ‘In The Blossom Of Their Shade’ is one of LaFargeʼs strongest and most mature efforts to date.

    TRACK LISTING

    Get It ʻFore Itʼs Gone
    Mi Ideal
    Fine To Me
    Drink Of You
    Rotterdam
    To Love Or Be Alone
    Long For The Heaven I Seek
    Killing Time
    Yo-Yo
    Goodnight, Goodbye (Hope Not Forever)

    Bonus 7” (with Coloured Vinyl Edition Only)
    Cursed Or Blessed
    Get It ʻFore Itʼs Gone

    Pokey Lafarge

    Central Time

      Pack up your portable record player and sit by the Ohio River blasting this gem of a tribute to living in the good ol' Midwest. Featuring super snazzy artwork and non-album B Side "St. Louis Crawl." Sitting at the crossroads of early jazz, country blues and western swing, these two homegrown tracks are enough to make any damn yankee, mountain man or California dreamer reconsider their stomping grounds.

      Pokey Lafarge and his band bring a focus and energy to the American Roots genre with infectious original material that sits at the crossroads of early jazz, country blues and western swing. With his effortless charisma and distinctive charm, Pokey has crafted a genre all his own--and one that extends well beyond the music alone.

      Summertime is the right time for Pokey’s sun-blessed riverboat style, and this August will mark our release of his next full length LP / CD titled simply Pokey LaFarge (produced by Old Crow Medicine Show frontman Ketch Secor).

      • Lafarge previously released a 7-inch single on Third Man in 2011, titled “Chitlin Cookin’ Time in Cheatham County”
      • Critical acclaim and dedicated following in the UK where a performance on Later…with Jools Holland reached a nation-wide audience.. the Hootenanny nonetheless!
      • In addition to his featured vocal performance on the Jack White’s song “I Guess I Should Go To Sleep” Lafarge also opened select dates for White on his Blunderbuss tour.

      TRACK LISTING

      1. Central Time
      2. The Devil Ain't Lazy
      3. What The Rain Will Bring
      4. Won'tcha Please Don?t Do It
      5. One Town At A Time
      6. Kentucky Mae
      7. Bowlegged Woman
      8. City Summer Blues
      9. Day After Day
      10. Let's Get Lost
      11. Close The Door
      12. Home Away From Home

      Pokey Lafarge

      Chittlin' Cooking Time In Cheatham County

        Pokey LaFarge, from St. Louis MO, is a traditional American music purist who dabbles in everything from jazz, string ragtime, country blues, and western swing. Musically timeless and stylistically original, Pokey and his band blend all of these styles of music into something new and swinging. His booming voice has an incredible range that has to be heard to believed. For his Third Man Blue Series single Pokey And The South City Three give us two new tunes "Chittlin' Cookin' Time in Cheatham County" and "Pack It Up".


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