Pokey LaFarge http://news.stlpublicradio.org en With An Eye On The Palladium, What's The State Of Historic Preservation In St. Louis? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/eye-palladium-whats-state-historic-preservation-st-louis <p>There have been rumors for a couple of years now that the Veterans Administration is interested in obtaining the Palladium building at 3618 Enright in order to expand the John Cochran VA Medical Center. For years, the Palladium was home to The Plantation Club.</p><p>In a <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/commentary-keeping-palladium-alive">commentary</a> published by St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon, Pokey LaFarge called for the preservation of the building where jazz greats performed for decades.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:11:12 +0000 Camille Phillips 33988 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org With An Eye On The Palladium, What's The State Of Historic Preservation In St. Louis? Baby Blues Showcase: Featuring Young Blues Musicians For 12 Years http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/baby-blues-showcase-featuring-young-blues-musicians-12-years <p>When Jeremy Segel-Moss, guitarist with the Bottoms Up Blues Gang, conceived the idea of the Baby Blues Showcase, he probably didn’t think about the fact that his group would one day age out of the annual event. But that’s exactly what happened. The original intent was to give blues musicians under the age of 30 a chance to shine for one night at BB’s Jazz, Blues and Soups. Fri, 29 Nov 2013 22:31:56 +0000 Mary Edwards 31850 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Baby Blues Showcase: Featuring Young Blues Musicians For 12 Years Video: St. Louis' Pokey LaFarge Shows Midwestern Pride In 'A Prairie Home Companion' Performance http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/video-st-louis-pokey-lafarge-shows-midwestern-pride-prairie-home-companion-performance <p>Miss Pokey LaFarge on A Prairie Home Companion this weekend? Here&#39;s a video slice of the band&#39;s performance of &quot;Central Time&quot; on the show.</p><p>&quot;Being from St. Louis, Mo., being from the Midwest, we realize we&#39;re supposed to be humble...&#39;Yeah, I&#39;m from the Midwest,&#39;&quot; LaFarge told the crowd. &quot;But I go around the world and say, &#39;Yeah, I&#39;m from the Midwest!&#39;&quot;</p><p>Want more Pokey? Check out <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/term/pokey-lafarge">our past coverage of the band</a>.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 17:38:01 +0000 Kelsey Proud 30470 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Video: St. Louis' Pokey LaFarge Shows Midwestern Pride In 'A Prairie Home Companion' Performance St. Louis' Pokey LaFarge Brings 'Central Time' To Letterman http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-pokey-lafarge-brings-central-time-letterman <p>St. Louis' own Pokey LaFarge&nbsp;made his national network television debut last night on The Late Show with David Letterman.</p><p>Here's a little recap:</p><script src="//storify.com/stlpublicradio/pokey-lafarge-on-the-late-show-with-david-letterma.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/stlpublicradio/pokey-lafarge-on-the-late-show-with-david-letterma" target="_blank">View the story "Pokey LaFarge On The Late Show With David Letterman" on Storify</a>]</noscript> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 15:03:22 +0000 Kelsey Proud 28309 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis' Pokey LaFarge Brings 'Central Time' To Letterman Arch City Radio Hour - Pokey LaFarge In Concert http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/arch-city-radio-hour-pokey-lafarge-concert <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Arch City Radio presents a live exclusive concert with <a href="http://www.pokeylafarge.net/">Pokey LaFarge</a> and his band.</strong></em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F92511304%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-P4QRT&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Mon, 27 May 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Mike Schrand 26457 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Arch City Radio Hour - Pokey LaFarge In Concert Pokey LaFarge Has Breakout Year In 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/pokey-lafarge-has-breakout-year-2012 <p>It seems like such a short time ago that you could run into <a href="http://www.pokeylafarge.net/">Pokey LaFarge</a>, aka Andrew Heissler, all over St. Louis, playing at the Tower Grove Farmers Market, or Off Broadway.</p><p>But, as with most good things, they can’t remain a secret forever, and 2012, was a big year for Pokey LaFarge.&nbsp;Our Adam&nbsp;Allington&nbsp;has more as part of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/topic/good-year-st-louis-2012">our 'A Good Year 2012'</a>&nbsp;series.</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Adam Allington 7950 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Pokey LaFarge Has Breakout Year In 2012 First Listen: Pokey LaFarge And The South City Three, 'Middle Of Everywhere' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/first-listen-pokey-lafarge-and-south-city-three-middle-everywhere-0 <p>St. Louis&#39; own Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/07/11/137678233/first-listen-pokey-lafarge-and-the-south-city-three-middle-of-everywhere">was featured on NPR Music&#39;s &quot;First Listen&quot; this weekend</a>.</p><p>On the &quot;First Listen&quot; blog you can hear LaFarge&#39;s new album <em>Middle of Everywhere</em>&nbsp; in its entirety, which officially drops July 19.</p> Mon, 11 Jul 2011 17:37:56 +0000 Kelsey Proud 1619 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org First Listen: Pokey LaFarge And The South City Three, 'Middle Of Everywhere' Pokey LaFarge: Tiny Desk Concert http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-own-pokey-lafarge-tiny-desk-concert-npr-music The first time I saw <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/128958878/pokey-lafarge-and-the-south-city-three" target="_self">Pokey LaFarge</a>, he was walking around the grounds of the 2010 Newport Folk Festival wearing a suit and tie, with his hair slicked down. To tell the truth, I thought, "Who <em>is</em> this guy? Wed, 20 Apr 2011 18:43:39 +0000 Bob Boilen 993 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Pokey LaFarge: Tiny Desk Concert