Catch Pokey LaFarge Tonight at The Bowery Ballroom

June 4th, 2013

Thanks to an interest in American literature and early jazz, country, acoustic blues, folk and string ragtime, singer-songwriter Andrew Heissler has been making music as Pokey LaFarge since 2009. Some categorize what he does as roots music, but it’s really its own unique genre, and it comes to life onstage when LaFarge plays with the South City Three—Joey Glynn (bass), Adam Hoskins (guitar) and Ryan Koenig (harmonica and washboard). Last year, LaFarge appeared on Jack White’s solo album, Blunderbuss, and he and the South City Three opened several big shows for White, including Radio City Music Hall and Red Rocks. Things went so well that LaFarge (above, doing “La La Blues” on Later … with Jools Holland, and, below, in concert for St. Louis Public Radio) has a new self-titled album coming out on White’s Third Man Records later this month. But you just might get a preview of the new material tonight at The Bowery Ballroom.