Chanteur Country US né Andrew Heissler le 26 Juin 1983 à Bloomington (Illinois).

Fusing the sounds of the past with the energy of the present day, Americana singer/songwriter Pokey LaFarge makes old-time country-, blues-, folk-, and Western swing-influenced music. Born Andrew Heissler in Bloomington, Illinois in 1983, LaFarge developed an early interest in American literature and history, as well as roots music of the 20th century. By his teens, LaFarge was combining his passions into his own music, accompanying himself on guitar, mandolin, and banjo. After graduating high school, LaFarge adopted an itinerant lifestyle -- as well as the nickname Pokey -- and traveled around the United States, often performing on street corners. LaFarge also crossed paths with a handful of like-minded musicians and he was soon touring with his own combo, the South City Three, featuring Adam Hoskins on guitar, Joey Glynn on standup bass, and Ryan Koenig on harmonica, washboard, and percussion. In 2006, LaFarge released his self-produced debut album, Marmalade. Several independent releases followed before LaFarge caught the ear of Jack White, who invited LaFarge and the South City Three to accompany him on the song "I Guess I Should Go to Sleep" from White's 2012 album Blunderbuss. LaFarge and his band also opened several dates on White's tour in support of Blunderbuss, and in 2013 White signed LaFarge to his own Third Man Records label. In 2013, LaFarge released his eponymous Third Man debut album, and his band expanded to a sextet with the addition of Chloe Feoranzo on clarinet and sax, T.J. Mulleron trumpet, and Matthew Meyer on trap drums. In November 2014, LaFarge signed a new recording deal with the respected roots music label Rounder Records, and his first album for Rounder, Something in the Water (produced by Jimmy Sutton, best-known for his work with JD McPherson), appeared in April 2015. LaFarge switched directions for 2017's Manic Revelations, drawing inspiration from '60s soul music.

http://pokeylafarge.net/

Talents : Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, Songwriter

Style musical : Traditional Country, Americana, Honky Tonk, Early Jazz

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Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10 20

Singles

09/2009 SP Karate Body KBR 009 (US)

Anita [Pokey LaFarge] / Lady At A Lesser Table [Joe Manning]

03/2011 SP Third Man TMR 082 (US)

Chittlin' Cookin' Time In Cheatham County / Pack It Up

04/2012 SP The Evangelist 003 (UK) .

Fan It / Shenandoah River

04/2012 SP 10" The Evangelist 003 (UK) (limited edition) . Fan It / Shenandoah River
2012 CD Continental Song City ‎(UK) (promo) . Drinkin' Whiskey Tonight
08/2013 SP Third Man TMR 210 (US)

Central Time / St. Louis Crawl

2013 CD Third Man ? (NL) Central Time
05/2016 SP Rounder 11661-39009-01 (US)

Goodbye, Barcelona - Goodbye, Barcelona / Blue Morning Lullaby

04/2017 SP 10" Rounder 1166100219 (US) (limited edition)

Riot In The Streets / Better Man Than Me

Albums

11/2006 CD Not On Label ‎0747-CD-2639 (US)

Marmalade - Sweet Seventeen / Ain't Coming Back No More / Sad Girl / You Can't Be Satisfied / Josephine / Fake In Heart / Raindrops / Home Away From Home / Going Back (Baby To Loving You) / Don't Come Here

07/2008 CD Big Muddy ? (US)

Beat, Move, and Shake - Mr. Nobody / Where I'm Gonna Go / Walk Your Way Out Of This Town / Arkansas / My Woman's Favorite Dog / I Don't Mind Dyin‘ / Wrong About It / Beat, Move, and Shake / Cairo, Illinois / I See The Change Coming / The Big Parade / Born In Saint Louis

02/2010 CD Free Dirt DIRT-CD-0060 (US)

Riverboat Soul - Pokey LAFARGE & The South CITY THREE - La La Blues / Claude Jones / Won't Make Love At All / Hard Times Come And Go / Two-Faced Tom / You Don't Want Me / Sweet Potato Blues / Bag Of Bones / In The Graveyard Now / Migraines And Heartpains / Old Black Dog / Daffodil Blues

07/2011 CD Free Dirt DIRT-CD-0065 (US)

Middle of Everywhere - Pokey LAFARGE & The South CITY THREE - So Long Honeybee, Goodbye / Ain't The Same / Head To Toe / Sunny Side Of The Street / Shenandoah River / Mississippi Girl / Feels So Good / River Rock Bottom / Weedwacker Rag / Drinkin' Whiskey Tonight / Good Country Girls / Coffee Pot Blues / Keep Your Hands Off My Gal

10/2012 CD Free Dirt DIRT-CD-0068 (US) Live in Holland - Devil Ain't Lazy / Can't Be Satisfied / Fan It / Brick Thieves / Pack It Up / Ain't The Same / Walk Your Way Out Of Town / Two-Faced Tom / In The Graveyard Now / Drinkin' Whiskey Tonight / Cairo, Illinois / Claude Jones / Hard Times Come And Go / La La Blues
05/2013 LP 12" Third Man TMR 206 (US) Pokey LaFarge - Central Time / The Devil Ain't Lazy / What The Rain Will Bring / Won'tcha Please Don't Do It / One Town At A Time / Kentucky Mae / Bowlegged Woman / City Summer Blues / Day After Day / Let's Get Lost / Close The Door / Home Away From Home
05/2013 CD Third Man TMR 206CD (US) Pokey LaFarge - Central Time / The Devil Ain't Lazy / What The Rain Will Bring / Won'tcha Please Don't Do It / One Town At A Time / Kentucky Mae / Bowlegged Woman / City Summer Blues / Day After Day / Let's Get Lost / Close The Door / Home Away From Home
04/2015 CD Rounder 11661-36919-02 (US) Something In The Water - Something In The Water / Wanna Be Your Man / Underground / When Did You Leave Heaven / Cairo, Illinois / Actin' A Fool / All Night Long / Goodbye. Barcelona / Far Away / The Spark / Bad Girl / Knocking The Dust Off The Rust Belt Tonight
04/2015 CD Rounder 11661-36919ADV (US) (promo) Something In The Water - Something In The Water / Wanna Be Your Man / Underground / When Did You Leave Heaven / Cairo, Illinois / Actin' A Fool / All Night Long / Goodbye. Barcelona / Far Away / The Spark / Bad Girl / Knocking The Dust Off The Rust Belt Tonight
05/2017 CD Rounder 1166100209 (US)

Manic Revelations - Riot In The Streets / Must Be A Reason / Better Man Than Me / Bad Dreams / Mother Nature / Silent Movie / Good Luck Charm / Going To The Country / Wellington / I Will Never Change

05/2017 CD Rounder 1166100209ADV (US) (promo) Manic Revelations - Riot In The Streets / Must Be A Reason / Better Man Than Me / Bad Dreams / Mother Nature / Silent Movie / Good Luck Charm / Going To The Country / Wellington / I Will Never Change
04/2020 CD New West NW6478 (US)

Rock Bottom Rhapsody - Rock Bottom Rhapsody / End Of My Rope / Fuck Me Up / Bluebird / Rock Bottom Reprise / Lucky Sometimes / Carry On / Just The Same / Fallen Angel / Storm-A-Comin' / Ain't Comin' Home / Lost In The Crowd / Rock Bottom Finale

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