Pokey LaFarge On World Cafe : World Cafe Hear LaFarge mix old-time jazz, blues, ragtime and string-band music from the past century.

Pokey LaFarge On World Cafe

Pokey LaFarge On World Cafe

Pokey LaFarge On World Cafe

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Pokey LaFarge.

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Beloved by both Garrison Keillor and Jack White, Pokey LaFarge describes his own music — a mix of old-time jazz, blues, ragtime and string-band music from the past century — as timeless rather than retro.

It helps that he throws in a few contemporary twists, while writing songs that would stand up in any era. LaFarge's new album is called Something In The Water. In this World Cafe segment, he discusses the music he loves and his dream of launching a line of affordable work-wear.

Set List

Goodbye Barcelona

Goodbye Barcelona

I Wanna Be Your Man

I Wanna Be Your Man

The Spark

The Spark

Far Away (Web Exclusive)

Far Away (Web Exclusive)

Episode Playlist