Pokey LaFarge

  • folk
  • americana
  • country blues

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Pokey LaFarge Joins the CSO 

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Conductor John Morris Russell have announced the details of the Pops’ 2017-18 season, the first back in the Orchestra’s home at Music Hall following an extensive renovation and transition season at the Taft Theatre. American Originals: Vol....

POKEY LAFARGE: Keeping Music Alive 

Born Andrew Heisser in Bloomington, Illinois, Pokey LaFarge earned his nickname from his mother, who was always trying to hurry him along.  Hurry him along she did, somehow pushing him from one century to the next, taking the ambience of the past, its rootsy sway and...

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Forecastle Festival Announces Lineup Additions 

Forecastle Festival will take place July 15-17, 2016, at Louisville's Waterfront Park. Over a dozen bands have been added to the three-day music celebration including Cincinnati Favorites, Heartless Bastards. Go Enter to Win a Pair of Tickets HERE! Lineup additions are Ghostland Observatory,...

CincyMusic.com Top Albums of 2015 

The CincyMusic.com Contributors have voted and below is our list of Top National Albums of 2015.  Go follow our CincyMusic.com Top Albums of 2015 Playlist on Spotify HERE! 1 - Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit 2 - Father John Misty - I Love You,...

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Midpoint Day 3 in Review: Iron & Wine, Lydia Loveless, and More 

One of my favorite things about Midpoint weekend is how the music echoes through the streets. Even as you’re heading from point A to B, the music from the last stage will follow you for blocks, until they blend with the strains of your next destination and are eventually overtaken. I kicked...

Pokey LaFarge: Americana with Soul 

Pokey LaFarge is his name, and his music is a blend and vast array of musicality. In one song he can take you on a history lesson through music and, depending on the song, through our own American History as well. This was all born through his grandfathers and his own inquisitiveness. The...

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Bonnaroo 2015: A Preview 

There is nothing else like the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Some festivals (Lollapalooza, Coachella) offer the same staggering scale, and others still (Electric Forest) offer the same 24-hour otherworldly escape. But none of them combine the two quite like Bonnaroo. For one weekend--this...

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MPMF Announces Iron & Wine among others 

Cincinnati CityBeat's Midpoint Music Festival just released a second round of artists including Iron & Wine (check out the first artist announcement here). The festival takes place in various venues in Over The Rhine September 25-27 (FRI-SUN, as opposed to the previous THU-SAT format). Go...

MPMF Announces Initial Artists 

Midpoint Music Festival just posted the first 17 of nearly 125 artists set to perform at this year's festival (September 25-27). A few weeks ago the festival announced that they would switch to a Friday - Sunday format, and that tickets are now available at early bird pricing here! Also, artists...


This will be my second year covering Nelsonville Music Festival for Cincymusic.com and I couldn’t be more excited! Every music festival has a certain personality. Some are filled with the immense musical landscapes of jam bands, some with the angry power chords of punk bands. Nelsonville Music...

Our Weekend Picks :: June 29, 2012 

Between the AYE Music & Art Festival at Mainstay Rock Bar, Galaxy CD's Final Show, and Pokey LaFarge @ The Taft Theatre there is plenty to do in Cincinnati this weekend! Check out our picks below, or choose for yourself by looking at our complete concert calendar. Still can't make up your mind?...