Pokey LaFarge

10:33 am
Wed December 31, 2014

First Night Welcomes The New Year With A Bang

Pokey Lafarge

Wednesday's First Night celebration in Grand Center is the official end of St. Louis' yearlong 250th anniversary celebration, and will showcase St. Louis arts and artists. 

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St. Louis on the Air
4:11 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

With An Eye On The Palladium, What's The State Of Historic Preservation In St. Louis?

Preservation Research Office

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.

In a commentary published by St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon, Pokey LaFarge called for the preservation of the building where jazz greats performed for decades.

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4:31 pm
Fri November 29, 2013

Baby Blues Showcase: Featuring Young Blues Musicians For 12 Years

12th Annual Baby Blues Showcase

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.

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Arts & Culture
12:38 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Video: St. Louis' Pokey LaFarge Shows Midwestern Pride In 'A Prairie Home Companion' Performance

Pokey Lafarge and his band perform on A Prairie Home Companion on Oct. 5, 2013.
(Screen capture/A Prairie Home Companion video)

Miss Pokey LaFarge on A Prairie Home Companion this weekend? Here's a video slice of the band's performance of "Central Time" on the show.

"Being from St. Louis, Mo., being from the Midwest, we realize we're supposed to be humble...'Yeah, I'm from the Midwest,'" LaFarge told the crowd. "But I go around the world and say, 'Yeah, I'm from the Midwest!'"

Want more Pokey? Check out our past coverage of the band.

10:03 am
Wed July 17, 2013

St. Louis' Pokey LaFarge Brings 'Central Time' To Letterman

Pokey LaFarge and his band.
(Provided to press by Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three)

St. Louis' own Pokey LaFarge made his national network television debut last night on The Late Show with David Letterman.

Here's a little recap:

[View the story "Pokey LaFarge On The Late Show With David Letterman" on Storify]

Arts & Culture
9:00 am
Mon May 27, 2013

Arch City Radio Hour - Pokey LaFarge In Concert

Pokey LaFarge and his band at St. Louis Public Radio. (L to R): T.J. Muller, Adam Hoskins, Chloe Feoranzo, Pokey LaFarge, Joey Glynn, Ryan Koenig.
(Courtesy of Abbi Gillardi)

Arch City Radio presents a live exclusive concert with Pokey LaFarge and his band.

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Arts & Culture
4:30 am
Thu January 3, 2013

Pokey LaFarge Has Breakout Year In 2012

Pokey LaFarge
Courtesy Pokeylafarge.net

It seems like such a short time ago that you could run into Pokey LaFarge, aka Andrew Heissler, all over St. Louis, playing at the Tower Grove Farmers Market, or Off Broadway.

But, as with most good things, they can’t remain a secret forever, and 2012, was a big year for Pokey LaFarge. Our Adam Allington has more as part of our 'A Good Year 2012' series.

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Pokey LaFarge / First Listen
12:37 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

First Listen: Pokey LaFarge And The South City Three, 'Middle Of Everywhere'

Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three.
(Provided to press by Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three)

St. Louis' own Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three was featured on NPR Music's "First Listen" this weekend.

On the "First Listen" blog you can hear LaFarge's new album Middle of Everywhere  in its entirety, which officially drops July 19.

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Tiny Desk Concerts
1:43 pm
Wed April 20, 2011

Pokey LaFarge: Tiny Desk Concert

Erin Schwartz NPR

Originally published on Mon May 6, 2013 9:12 am

The first time I saw Pokey LaFarge, 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 is this guy?

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