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Pokey LaFarge on World Cafe | September 26, 2013

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Pokey LaFarge transports listeners to a bygone era on Thursday's installment of World Cafe. Along with his band, LaFarge has turned his modern reverence for roots music into a full-time gig. The perceptible influences in his work range from bluegrass to Western swing to country blues. Whether you call it old-fashioned, dated or throwback, the Missouri-bred musician embraces it fully; he even dresses the part. LaFarge and his bandmates have paid their dues with a "no gig is too small" attitude, and as a result, they've gradually built a devoted following.

The group's new self-titled album is its first to be released through Jack White's Third Man Records. (via World Cafe)


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Old 97’s “El Paso” King of the Hill Soundtrack
Elvis Costello & The Roots “Walk Us Uptown” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
The Heavy “How Do You Like Me Now?” The House That Dirt Built
JD McPherson “Fire Bug” Sings & Signifiers
Amy Lavere “Killing Him” Anchors and Anvils
((Pokey LaFarge “All Night” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Pokey LaFarge “Central Time” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Pokey LaFarge “Kentucky Mae” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Pokey LaFarge “Close The Door” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Pokey LaFarge “All Night Long” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Pokey LaFarge “Close the Door” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Mark Knopfler “I Used To Could” Privateering
John Hiatt “Memphis in the Meantime” Bring the Family
Ethan Johns “Don’t Reach Too Far” If Not Now, Then When?
((Booker T & The MG’s “Hip Hug-Her” Hip Hug-Her))
10,000 Maniacs “What’s The Matter Here?” In My Tribe
Brett Dennen “Wild Child” Smoke and Mirrors
Wilco “Heavy Metal Drummer” Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
The War on Drugs “Baby Missles” Slave Ambient
Kurt Vile “Shame Chamber” Wakin’ On A Pretty Daze
((Cass McCombs “Pregnant Pause” Dropping the Writ))
Amos Lee “The Man Who Wants You” Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song
Bob Dylan “I Want You” Blonde on Blonde
Jeff Buckley “Everybody Here Wants You” Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk
U2 “Desire” Rattle and Hum
Jake Bugg “Two Fingers” Jake Bugg
((Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros “Om Nashi Me” Up From Below))
Asgier “King and Cross” In The Silence
Alt-J “Breezeblocks” An Awesome Wave
Fleetwood Mac “The Chain” The Chain: Selections from 25 Years
Walter Egan “Magnet and Steel” Not Shy
((Frightened Rabbit “Bright Pink Bookmark” The Midnight Organ Fight))