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Pokey Lafarge in Vancouver – preview

Pokey Lafarge and the South City Three.

Pokey Lafarge and the South City Three.

Pokey Lafarge at the Rio Theatre, Sept 1

Pokey Lafarge and the South City Three return to Vancouver for a show at the Rio Theatre Sept 1 2011. The St. Louis, Missouri band, which includes Joey Glynn (bass), Adam Hoskins (guitar) and Ryan Koenig (harmonica, washboard and snare), won fans last summer when they played the 2011 Vancouver Folk Music Festival.

Lafarge and the trio recently opened for Jack White. They played on the song “I Guess I Should Go to Sleep” on White’s debut solo album, 2012’s Blunderbuss.

Last year, White’s Third Man Records released “Chittlin’ Cookin’ Time in Cheatham County”, a 7″ single by Lafarge and the South City Three. Middle of Everywhere is the band’s most recent full-length album.

Fred Dellar in Mojo Magazine wrote, “LaFarge not only remembers the good times- he is the good times…. LaFarge is the performer who’s ahead of the game right now… And this album, bless its Jelly Roll heart, should induce further attention as Pokey, singing, guitar-strumming and delivering hot kazoo, revives memories of old New Orleans, stirred in with country blues and a touch of Western swing…”

Here’s an old song, dating at least as far back ton 1924 when someone named Papa Charlie Jackson recorded it (according to Lyle Lofgren). I came across it while doing a little Internet research on Pokey Lafarge, who played the Vancouver Folk Music Festival last year.

Video – Pokey Lafarge and the South City Three, “Cat’s Got the Measles and the Dog Has the Whooping Cough” (live in Nashville 2007):

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