Pokey LaFarge

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Franklin TheatreThu, Sep 6 8:00 PM
$30.50 • $35.50 Additional fees may apply
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Doors Open:1 Hour Before Show

Description

Over the last decade, Pokey has won the hearts of music lovers across the globe with his creative mix of early jazz, string ragtime, country blues and western swing. Moving quickly from breakthrough artist to leading musical figure, he’s earned two consecutive Independent Music Awards for Best Americana Album (Riverboat Soul and Middle of Everywhere). In 2013, he signed with Jack White’s Third Man Records to release his fifth full-length album, Pokey LaFarge, and last year released his latest work, Manic Revelations, revealing his unending passion for songwriting.

Pokey LaFarge is a musician. He is a storyteller. He is a feeler of feelings. He is a narrator of the messy, unkempt American experience. He sits, he watches, he writes. Everything that’s worth happening happens in his songs. Like the long line of writers and performers he descends from, music isn’t something Pokey does - it’s something he is.


OPENER: SIERRA FERRELL

Wicked and wild, her sirens call an oil spill, floating atop thee languid waves of torment, a nanny-nanny-bew-bew to the ocean beneath, she caresses thee buoying masses, holding them aloft with thee effortless grace of a branch-bearing dove. Born from the dark, rich soil of West Virginia, raised in the clear, hop-scented country air, Sierra Ferrell cut her teeth on the rail lines, truck stops, street corners, and dingy, dimly lit listening rooms all across the land, belting out her old-time melodies, a sorcery, drawing her patrons, ever more deeply, into her animated tapestry of forlorn, star-crossed love, of longing, poverty, of suffering and triumph, encompassing that irreconcilable thrum of the human spirit and all the complexities of emotion that come with it. One moment, with startling clarity, she calls to bear the opium opulence, that seductively solemn soujorn of the 1920s jazz club stage, the next, she'll have you taking to your toes, dancing in careless merriment, whirling, winking, and carrying on with all the confidence of a honky tonk king or queen, while she plays, sings, stomps, and yodels out the utter essence of the honky tonk country blues. You turn to your partner, peer into their eyes with the recognition of a perfect moment, and plant a kiss firmly upon their lips. They smile as your lips meet, pull you in tighter, romance...is born anew! Catch her now, folx, in this most intimate of settings, for her Star is ever on the rise!


Sponsored by Jackson National Life

Presented by Franklin Theatre Live

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