Pokey LaFarge

Sun Mar 20 2022

7:00 PM

Islington Assembly Hall

Upper Street London N1 2UD

£28.70

Ages 16+

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POKEY LAFARGE & his band

Pokey LaFarge is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, recording artist, poet and actor living in Los Angeles. Raised on a healthy diet of blues, bluegrass, ragtime, Western swing and old- time country, the Illinois native writes timeless, multi-hued songs that reflect his refined good taste, as well as the wide variety of influences and rhythms he’s absorbed over a decade-plus spent traveling and performing around the globe. 

LaFarge made his recording debut in 2006, with the self-released album 'Marmalade'. Since then, he has recorded seven more full-lengths, most recently 2017’s acclaimed 'Manic Revelations', and has developed a devoted following on both sides of the Atlantic. He has toured as an opener for Jack White, who released 2013’s 'Pokey LaFarge' on his Third Man Records.
 

AGMP presents
Pokey LaFarge

  • Pokey LaFarge

    Pokey LaFarge

    Folk-Blues

    Day after day, pencil in hand, always dressed in blue. Never feeling satisfied. Itchy. Incomplete. Attired halfway between a businessman and a janitor, Pokey LaFarge tries to make sense of trouble he’s seen and trouble he’s been in. This is the Great Why of his unending passion for songwriting. An unquenchable need to be heard in a world where everyone is talking and nobody is listening. 

    The songs on Pokey’s transformative new album MANIC REVELATIONS demand your attention. Here, you get the feeling this man is constantly reshuffling the deck in favor of some outcome or other. Each chord, each riff shades the stories he sets up in his lyrics. But make no mistake - no matter how the cards lay, he is searching for the purest truth; he loves laying in the muck. Whatever it takes to serve the song. He wouldn’t know what to do if his life were any other way. 

    Sit with him over a cup of coffee at The Mud House on Cherokee Street in South City St. Louis, and you’ll see for yourself: he easily is uneasy, pushing one squalid thought away to make way for another, sometimes darker one. It’s not that he’s a miserable guy; quite the opposite. To lay it plain: you simply don’t get songs like these without becoming very friendly with the darkness in your head, and with the social distortion of the day. These are the currents Pokey dips into to create his songs.

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AGMP presents

Pokey LaFarge

Sun Mar 20 2022 7:00 PM

Islington Assembly Hall London
Pokey LaFarge

£28.70 Ages 16+

POKEY LAFARGE & his band

Pokey LaFarge is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, recording artist, poet and actor living in Los Angeles. Raised on a healthy diet of blues, bluegrass, ragtime, Western swing and old- time country, the Illinois native writes timeless, multi-hued songs that reflect his refined good taste, as well as the wide variety of influences and rhythms he’s absorbed over a decade-plus spent traveling and performing around the globe. 

LaFarge made his recording debut in 2006, with the self-released album 'Marmalade'. Since then, he has recorded seven more full-lengths, most recently 2017’s acclaimed 'Manic Revelations', and has developed a devoted following on both sides of the Atlantic. He has toured as an opener for Jack White, who released 2013’s 'Pokey LaFarge' on his Third Man Records.
 
Pokey LaFarge

Pokey LaFarge

Folk-Blues

Day after day, pencil in hand, always dressed in blue. Never feeling satisfied. Itchy. Incomplete. Attired halfway between a businessman and a janitor, Pokey LaFarge tries to make sense of trouble he’s seen and trouble he’s been in. This is the Great Why of his unending passion for songwriting. An unquenchable need to be heard in a world where everyone is talking and nobody is listening. 

The songs on Pokey’s transformative new album MANIC REVELATIONS demand your attention. Here, you get the feeling this man is constantly reshuffling the deck in favor of some outcome or other. Each chord, each riff shades the stories he sets up in his lyrics. But make no mistake - no matter how the cards lay, he is searching for the purest truth; he loves laying in the muck. Whatever it takes to serve the song. He wouldn’t know what to do if his life were any other way. 

Sit with him over a cup of coffee at The Mud House on Cherokee Street in South City St. Louis, and you’ll see for yourself: he easily is uneasy, pushing one squalid thought away to make way for another, sometimes darker one. It’s not that he’s a miserable guy; quite the opposite. To lay it plain: you simply don’t get songs like these without becoming very friendly with the darkness in your head, and with the social distortion of the day. These are the currents Pokey dips into to create his songs.

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Ages 16+
limit 10 per person
Stalls Standing
All tickets to shows at Islington Assembly Hall are subject to a Venue Levy of £1 + VAT. As a Grade II listed building, this levy will be reinvested into Islington Assembly Hall and its services
£28.70 (£25.00 + £3.70 Fees, excluding any delivery costs)

Delivery Method

eTickets

Terms & Conditions

This event is 16 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 16 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.