Pokey wrote on his website that his "influence is deeply rooted in the heroes and misfits of yesterday; the long lost troubadours of country, the kings of swamp-drenched ragtime, and all the legendary blues men of the Cotton Kingdom. The result is a boiling pot of American cultures; a wonderfully fresh and quirky kind of pop music that combines Delta-meets-Appalachia song-writing with a big, big beat."
"Old-time acoustic music is part of what defines this country," Pokey says. "You can feel the people of America in it, there's an identity to the music. Its connected to something real."
[image-1]Pokey Lafarge & the South City Threes third LP., Riverboat Soul will surface in early 2010.
Click here for a few live songs from Daytrotter. Click here for a bunch downloadable mp3's. Click here for their youtube page. Click here for a few songs off of Riverboat Soul. Visit the bands myspace page here and website here.
Pokey Lafarge & the South City Three will be playing Daves Aqua Lounge in St Petersburg Saturday, December 5, 2009. Check here to see if Pokey Lafarge & the South City Three have any other gigs scheduled near you.
As always, whenever possible, please buy your music from your local independent music store by people who know and love music and not from retailers like Wal-Mart (soulless, globally-homogenizing, community-killers) or i-Tunes (albums should be listened to as an entire composition with album cover and liner notes in hand). Incidentally, these two companies sell more music than any other retailer in the United States. That my friend, bites.
Pokey Lafarge & the South City Three flow like the Mississippi River.
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