Pokey LaFarge Extends the Weekend on Sunday Night in Williamsburg

April 1st, 2016

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Andrew Heissler has appeared on other musician’s albums, like Jack White’s Blunderbuss, but he’s best known for fronting his own band as Pokey LaFarge and mashing together Americana, country, blues and Western swing into his own unique roots-y sound. And while that kind of music is often played quietly, it all comes to raucous life when LaFarge (above, doing “Actin’ a Fool” at the Grand Ole Opry) performs live with Adam Hoskins (guitar and vocals), Joey Glynn (upright bass), Ryan Koenig (harmonica, washboard and mandolin) and Matthew Meyer (drums). Their most recent album, Something in the Water (stream it below), came out last spring. “Pokey LaFarge is a force of nature. Not only has he set out to popularize his unique take on the traditional American music he so obviously loves, but he has done it with verve, energy and commitment,” per PopMatters. “This would be commendable even if his music, almost entirely self-written, was any less good than it is, but, notwithstanding his efforts, the music on Something in the Water is that good.” Additionally, they declare that the album “is joyous, musically seamless, progressive and celebratory all in one.” So come join the party—and extend your weekend—when Pokey LaFarge plays Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sunday night. The Cactus Blossoms—two Minneapolis brothers—open the show.