“Limiting myself to a genre has never really been my thing,” explains Pokey LaFarge. “I’m most purely a rambler. I’m traveling the world all the time, and my songs have been directly influenced by my travels.” Though he was raised on a healthy diet of blues, bluegrass, ragtime, Western swing, and old-time country — and though he has consistently demonstrated a decided affinity for pre-1950s menswear — the Illinois native is by no means a throwback or a museum piece. Timelessness, and refined good taste, is LaFarge’s raison d’être, and his influences are as multi-hued and wide-ranging as the rhythms that buoy his starkly poetic songs — rhythms that are steeped in the very essence of jazz.
Opening the show will be Jack Klatt is a songwriter and finger-style guitarist based in Minneapolis. His unique sound rides the fine line between blues and country music. He has proven to be a tried and true purveyor of American music traditions.
Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside St. Sunday, September 22. 9:00 pm. Tickets are $20.00 – $25.00 at Eventbrite.com. 21 & over.