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Pokey LaFarge, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2011

Pokey LaFarge performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival.
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Pokey LaFarge, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2011

July 30, 2011In slicked-back hair and vintage clothing, hear Pokey LaFarge perform old time music at Newport.

It almost goes without saying that Pokey LaFarge is a man out of time: With his slicked-back hair and vintage clothing, he looks like a grown-up street urchin from early in the previous century. His music matches his look: Recorded with his band The South City Three, the new Middle of Everywhere could have emerged from a decades-old field recording, even as it exudes modern whiz-bang energy. (It's no surprise that the man is putting out his own 78 RPM record.) LaFarge and his players put on a tremendously tight live show, the result of years spent busking and wandering, so don't miss them as they return to play the 2011 Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I.

Set List
  • Some Of These Days
  • Walk Outta Town
  • Devil Ain't Lazy
  • Pack It Up
  • Good Man Is Hard To Find
  • St. Louis Crawl
  • Hard Times Come And Go
  • Hear To Toe
  • La La Blues
  • My Baby's Got A Knack
  • Drinkin' Whiskey Tonight
  • Garbage Man Blues
  • St. Louis Blues
  • Move Outta Town

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About The Festival

George Wein's Newport Folk Festival celebrates over 50 years of live music in picturesque Newport, R.I. The Festival celebrates folk traditions and innovations from all generations. For information on attending this year's Festival, visit their official website.

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