Well here’s some great news! Pokey LaFarge have announced the release of a brand new full-length studio album “Pokey LaFarge” under Jack White’s very own Third Man Records! The album is produced by Old Crow Medicine Show frontman Ketch Secor and is scheduled for release in June 2013.
This isn’t their first collaboration as back in 2011 they released a 7″ with the label and they sound very thrilled to be collaborating with them once again. They had this to say:
Third Man Records are doing some extraordinary things and are dedicated to bringing the “tangible aesthetic” back to your music collection by concentrating on records that are recorded, pressed, and printed in their headquarters hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. We’re honored and excited to work with this unique label, one that is dedicated to preserving the vinyl format and encouraging folks to think differently about the way they consume music.
Third Man Records said:
Pokey 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.
To celebrate the release they have a Summer 2013 Tour planned for across the States and in Europe (UK not included yet)!
We’ll be hopping through a bunch of towns along the way, playing shows in Louisiana, Mississippi, Nashville, TN (at Loveless Cafe for a Music City Roots taping), Atlanta, GA (Smith’s Olde Bar with Paul Burch) and Wilmington, NC (Soapbox Laundro Lounge with Paul Burch). Around this time, we’ll also be taking the stage at some celebrated American festivals that we’re honored to be a part of. On April 28, you can catch us at Merlefest in Wilkesboro, NC and on May 2 at Jazz Fest in New Orleans!
In late spring, we’ll be holding not one, but two, album release parties! The first will be on May 31 in our hometown of St. Louis, MO at the Casa Loma Ballroom. The following day we’ll be heading out to Nashville, TN for the second release party on June 1 at The Blue Room, the performance space of Third Man Records!
After a run of US shows in June and July (many more to be announced soon!), we’ll be heading to Europe come August. There we’ll play a number of wonderful festivals as well, including Pukkelpop in Belgium (August 17), Musikfestwochen in Switzerland (August 19), Tonder in Denmark (August 22-25), and more…keep an eye out for new additions to our shcedule in Europe, coming soon!
And for those that haven’t heard them before here they are live (they are regulars in the Folk Radio UK playlist!):