Pokey LaFarge From Coast To Coast

Since Pollstar interviewed Pokey LaFarge in 2012, the singer/songwriter has toured with Jack White, gained attention from being featured on the soundtrack of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” and spent 2014 racking up the miles during his busiest year yet. Now he has a new album to show off.

LaFarge released his seventh studio album, Something In The Water, this spring on Rounder Records. The LP includes his take on blues standards “When Did You Leave Heaven” and “All Night Long” along with original tunes ranging from jazz to ragtime to the ballad “Barcelona.”

He told NPR that the title track was inspired by a band member’s girlfriend “who at one point literally had an El Camino in her front yard up on blocks.” He adds, “We wanted to shed light on the crazier side of love, and on a reality that many people face but don’t necessarily share. One really important thing too was that no matter the pitfalls of their love, the humor and chemistry the two lovers share is the real takeaway, and what keeps them together.”

His North American tour boasts appearances at Bonnaroo and Nashville’s Americana Music Festival, as well as headline dates throughout the States and a few nights in Canada. Here’s the plan:

June 12 – Eau Claire, Wis., Whispering Pines Campground (Blue Ox Music Festival)      
June 14 – Manchester, Tenn., Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival (Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival)           
June 24 – Louisville, Ky., Louisville Waterfront Park (WFPK’s Waterfront Wednesdays in the Park)      
June 26 – Memphis, Tenn., The Levitt Shell
June 27 – Knoxville, Tenn., IJAMS Nature Center (Meadow Lark Festival)          
July 1 – Berwyn, Ill., FitzGerald’s (Fitzgeralds American Music Festival)   
July 2 – Ann Arbor, Mich., The Ark
July 3 – Ottawa, Ontario, Ritual Nightclub  
July 4 – Montreal, Quebec, Club Soda (Festival International De Jazz De Montreal)
July 5 – Rockport, Mass., Shalin Liu Performance Center
July 15 – Portland, Ore., Doug Fir Lounge
July 16 – Seattle, Wash., The Crocodile
July 17 – Vancouver, British Columbia (Vancouver Folk Music Festival)
July 18 – Vancouver, British Columbia (Vancouver Folk Music Festival)
July 21 – Petaluma, Calif., Lagunitas Brewing Co.
July 22 – San Francisco, Calif., Great American Music Hall
July 23 – Felton, Calif., Don Quixote’s Int’l Music Hall
July 24 – Los Angeles, Calif., Troubadour
July 25 – San Diego, Calif., The Casbah
July 26 – Vista, Calif., Private Event
July 29 – Crested Butte, Colo., Mount Crested Butte (Live! From Mt. Crested Butte)
July 30 – Denver, Colo., Bluebird Theater    
July 31 – Kansas City, Mo., Knuckleheads
Aug. 26 – Paduchah, KY., Maiden Alley Cinema
Aug. 27 – Little Rock, Ark., South on Main
Aug. 28 – Fayetteville, Ark., Various Venues (Fayetteville Roots Festival)
Aug. 29 – Fayetteville, Ark., Various Venues (Fayetteville Roots Festival)
Sept. 13 – St Louis, Mo., Center Field @ Forest Park (LouFest)
Sept. 17 – Nashville, Tenn., Various Venues (Americana Music Festival)
Sept. 18 – Asheville, N.C., The Grey Eagle
Sept. 19 – Atlanta, Ga., Terminal West
Sept. 20 – Charlotte, N.C., Visulite Theatre
Sept. 22 – Carrborro, N.C., Cat’s Cradle
Sept. 23 – Roanoke, Va., Jefferson Center
Sept. 25 – Berryville, Va., Watermelon Park (Watermelon Park Festival)
Sept. 26 – Columbus, Ohio, Park Street Saloon
Sept. 27 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Various Venues (Midpoint Music Festival)

Tickets are on sale now. Visit PokeyLaFarge.net for more information and click here to check out Pollstar’s interview with Pokey LaFarge.