Pokey Lafarge, Ruston Kelly

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Aug. 15-16, 8 p.m. 2017
$25

Location Info:

The Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA  90069
310-276-6168
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 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.

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