Suburban Roots Concert Series welcomes back Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three to NJ, May 20th at Brewster’s!
Posted by Suburban Roots on May 5, 2010
Contact: Suburban Roots Concert Series
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Suburban Roots Concert Series is pleased to welcome back Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three, May 20th at Brewster’s!
When: Thursday, May. 20th, 7pm
Where: Brewster’s Bar & Grill, 1217 Main St., Bradley Beach, NJ
We’ve been waiting almost a year for this one! The return of one of our all time favorites direct from St. Louis….
POKEY LaFARGE & The South City Three!
You will be totally blown away by their unique and fun brand of
Advance discount tickets are only $10, and can be purchased here
Pokey LaFarge was born in the heartland of America and took to the open roads at a young age, earning the key to the freedom by hitching rides and writing boxcar ballads that spun tales of a boy finding his way through this big wide-open country. He submerged himself with the most American of music and embraced himself in the beauty of the land while picking and strumming with down-home groups everywhere he went, falling in with traveling caravans of vaudeville poets and hell-raising bluegrass pickers alike.
In true rambler fashion, LaFarge does not look back; he looks only forward on the next road ready approaching with his guitar in his hand and his voice ready to fly. His influence is deeply rooted in the heroes and misfits of yesterday; the long lost troubadours of country, the kings of swamp-drenched ragtime, and all the legendary bluesmen of the Cotton Kingdom. The result is a boiling pot of American cultures; a wonderfully fresh and quirky kind of pop music that combines delta-meets-Appalachia song-writing with a big, big beat.
Even though the songs were birthed in the hills and country towns of old America, don’t call it old-timey; LaFarge is here to grace it into this modern and electric world. Along with his refreshing take on tradition, Pokey brings his irresistible charm and genuinely romantic outlook on, not only subjects such as the rivers and the land itself, but universal topics such as love, death, and real adventure. With a firm grasp on personal freedom and Shakespearean insight on humanity, Pokey remains one of the very few folks who consistently turn the abstract into a concrete reality.
Music is not just chords and notes and melody. To a person who truly loves music, it is a medium to celebrate this life. For Pokey, every show is a celebration – juke-joint style – where women twirl in their dresses and the fellas stomp their feet and clap their hands. To this day, Mr. LaFarge is still finding tranquility within the yellow highway lines playing up to two-hundred shows a year bringing his music to anyone young and old who is willing to listen.
Suburban Roots Concert Series’ mission is to hold unique and intimate concerts in the New Jersey area, with a focus on national and local, up and coming artists in the Americana, Roots, Folk and Country genres! We aim to bring in great talent that normally would not make Jersey a stop in their tour plans. These events take place at different local venues ranging from house concerts and coffeehouses to pubs, clubs and larger venues. Past and future performers include Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three, Chris Knight, Justin Townes Earle, John Eddie and NJ/NY/PA local stars Anthony Manno, Rob Dye, Victory Gin, Rodeo Clowns, Sonny Kenn, Jo Wymer, Chuck Lambert, Gary Cavico, Sandy Mack, Matt O’Ree, Eryn Shewell, Matt Wade, Peter Prasa, Michael Brett, Karisa Lynn Nowak, Jeep Rosenberg, Mike Montrey, Danny Grant, Michael Patrick and many more!
Past and future events include The Annual Jersey Country Revival, Jam Away the Blues, Americana Rising and more!
If you’d like more information about this event or to schedule interviews please contact Suburban Roots Concert Series at 732/834-9781 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, visit our website at: http://suburbanrootsconcertseries.wordpress.com
Brewster’s Bar & Grill is located at 1217 Main St, Bradley Beach, NJ (inside the Bradley Beach Bowling Alley), phone 732/774-5515. Brewster’s features a full lunch and dinner menu.