A Little Old-Timey Song or Two
June 19, 2013 12:48 AM   Subscribe

"One Town at a Time", by Pokey LaFarge [SLVIMEO]

From the official website:

"Pokey LaFarge is a musician, songwriter, bandleader, entertainer, innovator and preservationist" whose music is a "creative mix of early jazz, string ragtime, country blues and western swing".

Pokey's SoundCloud page.

NPR TinyDesk Concert back in 2011.
posted by Doleful Creature (5 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Wow, cool to see a local St. Louisan up on the national stage.
posted by notsnot at 4:31 AM on June 19, 2013 [1 favorite]

Dude, Pokey is sooooooo awesome. Thanks for this!
posted by youandiandaflame at 4:47 AM on June 19, 2013

These guys got it down pat. Like mucho!
posted by quazichimp at 4:48 AM on June 19, 2013

This is OK, but he was better 30 years ago when he went by the name "Leon Redbone."
posted by Nat "King" Cole Porter Wagoner at 5:49 PM on June 19, 2013 [1 favorite]

To me, Pokey, Leon and Frank Fairfield, are living proof, walking among us, that time travel is possible. I, for one, am thankful for each of them.

Pokey rocked the house (er, outdoor stage) at Pickathon two years ago. He found a large number of fans that night. My wife's highlight of the whole weekend was watching Pokey watching Mavis Staples, and after each rocking number, turning to his bandmates and enthusing "That's the way you do it!"
posted by dylanjames at 1:54 PM on June 20, 2013 [1 favorite]

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