Pokey LaFarge (Solo)

Bell's Eccentric Cafe

October 26, 2019 - 8:00pm

Event Door Time: 
October 26, 2019 - 7:00pm

$20 - Tickets available at Etix.com and Bell's General Store

Must have valid photo ID to verify age (21+) and identity at the door.

Ever since his first record, 2006’s self-released Marmalade, LaFarge has been a difficult specimen to pin down, indeed. Though he was raised on a healthy diet of blues, bluegrass, ragtime, Western swing and old-time country — and though he has consistently demonstrated a decided affinity for pre-1950s menswear — the Illinois native is by no means a throwback or a museum piece. Timelessness, and refined good taste, is LaFarge’s raison d’être, and his influences are as multi-hued and wide-ranging as the rhythms that buoy his starkly poetic songs — rhythms that are steeped in the very essence of jazz.

“With me, lyrics are the most important thing,” he explains. “But when it comes to music, it’s just as much about the groove — something about the groove that makes me want to move, you know? There’s always a little bit of swing to it, something that’s got a bounce. I mean, people have been swinging for hundreds of years!”

Don't miss Pokey LaFarge as he makes his way to Kalamazoo for a SEATED show in the Back Room on Saturday, October 26th! Tickets are on sale now.

Genre: Country Blues and Early Jazz for the 21st Century

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