"A spirited and engaging Americana style that has a playfulness the period re-creationists often forget." —Billboard
8:00 PM—The Oxford American magazine is excited to welcome Pokey LaFarge to the South on Main stage! Pokey is kicking off our 2015 - 2016 Concert Series as part of the Archetypes & Troubadours sub-series. Doors open at 6:00 PM, with dinner and drinks available for purchase at that time. This series is made possible in part by the generosity of The Summer Foundation.
Single tickets to Pokey LaFarge go on sale at noon on June 15 . Tickets are $17 (General Admission), $22 (Reserved), and $25 (Premium Reserved). View the South on Main reserved seating map here. Please take a look at this very important ticketing and seating information before purchasing your tickets. Full season ticket pricing and options are also available in a consolidated format, here.
St. Louis-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Pokey LaFarge draws from a deep well of American musical traditions to create distinctively personal music that's timeless rather than retro, transcending the confines of genre in a manner that reflects the artist's openhearted attitude. Incorporating elements of early jazz, ragtime, country blues, Western swing, and beyond, LaFarge has created a vibrant, deeply expressive body of work that embodies an expansive musical vision and vivid storytelling sensibility that are wholly his own. He's also earned a reputation as a tireless and uniquely charismatic live performer, winning a loyal international fan base that regularly packs his rousing, celebratory live shows.
Pokey LaFarge's latest album, Something in the Water, was released in April 2015. Something in the Water finds the artist doubling down on his established creative strengths, expanding and deepening his musical reach on such new originals as the wry, rollicking title track, the swaggering ragtime workout "Wanna Be Your Man," the infectiously jazzy "Underground," the evocative instrumental "Cairo, Illinois," the exotic ballad "Barcelona," and the swinging album-closer "Knocking the Dust off the Rust Belt Tonight," whose witty lyrics underline the album's proudly Midwestern sensibility.