O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack as performed by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. LaFarge’s latest album, the freshly released Manic Revelations, perfectly encapsulates his signature hootenanny fervor, most notably on the opening track “Riot in the Streets.” Also Wednesday, Aug. 16.
At 34, Pokey LaFarge is part of a burgeoning movement of songwriters crafting original work influenced by the musical traditions of our country’s rich cultural history. What makes LaFarge a singular presence among Americana artists is that while the subgenre is often associated with bluegrass- and folk-flavored roots sounds, LaFarge’s music is equally infused with the style and spirit of country blues, Western swing and ragtime jazz. The resulting phenomena are eight studio albums and a live show that resembles the