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Pokey LaFarge worth the charge: Show Preview

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Where: The Blue Note
When:
Wednesday, Sept. 24. Doors at 7:00 p.m., show at 8:00 p.m.
Ticket cost:
$20.00
Openers: 
Master of Ceremonies Dom Flemons, Joel Savoy, Jesse Lége & the Cajun Country Revival, The Tillers, Loot Rock Gang

Do you ever yearn for the past? Have you watched films like O Brother, Where Art Thou? and thought, “yeah, that’s for me.” Are you a fan of pinstripe suits, the charleston, and kazoos? Well, Pokey LaFarge has got your dose of jazz swing, and he’s bringing it to The Blue Note.

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LaFarge and his five piece band will bring their washboards and harmonicas to Columbia Wednesday, Sept. 24 for their Central Time Tour. The group plays a unique blend of American roots, blues, country and jazz. Live, the group brings high energy to the stage. They need to just to keep up with Pokey.

Pokey LaFarge has five acts opening for his band, including the Master of Ceremonies Dom Flemons. A multi-instrumental “American songster,” Flemons plays a wide range of early jazz and old-time blues. Known for his onstage antics, Flemons says he enjoys keeping the audience guessing what he will do next.

All of the acts on the Central Time Tour keep a similar theme of American roots music, though they branch off into slightly different genres. The Tillers blend bluegrass and folk together to give their trio a traditional sound with a looser edge to it. Husband and wife led band the Loot Rock Gang combine classic elements of blues, jazz and rock n’ roll, and Joel Savoy, Jesse Lége & the Cajun Country Revival play Louisiana cajun tinged country.

If you want to get dapper while listening to some good ole fashioned music, get your ticket today.

Dom Flemons, looking like an Americana Toro y Moi

Dom Flemons, looking like an Americana Toro y Moi

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