The Bowery Ballroom
Pokey LaFarge

Pokey LaFarge

Luke Winslow King, Blind Boy Paxton

Tue, June 4, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Bowery Ballroom

New York, NY

This event is 18 and over

Pokey LaFarge
Pokey LaFarge
Pokey LaFarge is a musician, songwriter, bandleader, entertainer, innovator and preservationist, whose well-rounded arsenal of talents has placed him at the forefront of American music. Over the last decade, Pokey has won the hearts of music lovers across the globe with his creative mix of early jazz, string ragtime, country blues and western swing, all while writing songs that ring true and fine in both spirit and sound. His music transcends the confines of genre, continually challenging the notion that tradition-bearers fail to push musical boundaries. Cleverly striding between numerous forms of traditional American music, Pokey has crafted a genre all his own, marked in its accessible ingenuity.

In the past year alone, he was honored with a second consecutive Best Americana Album win by the Independent Music Awards for Middle of Everywhere, joined Vince Giordano for a track featured on an episode of HBO's Boardwalk Empire, recorded alongside Jack White on his album Blunderbuss, and was named an International Songwriting Competition finalist. Pokey's 2012 tour trail (consisting of nearly 200 shows) included two visits to Europe, performances at several of the largest and most renowned folk festivals in Canada, and appearances at clubs and festivals scattered across America. As an opening act for Jack White's Blunderbuss tour, Pokey delighted sold out crowds at Red Rocks Amphitheater and Radio City Music Hall, among other prominent venues in America and Canada.

His forthcoming full-length album, due out in 2013, is currently in production with help from Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show.
Luke Winslow King
Luke Winslow-King (born March 12th 1983) is a guitarist, singer, composer, and lyricist known for his slide guitar work, and interest in pre-war blues and traditional jazz. Winslow-King's work consists of an eclectic mix, taking in delta-folk music, classical composition, ragtime, and rock and roll; juxtaposing original songs with those from a bygone era.

Whether solo, or with a band, Winslow-King offers an original sound that is both rustic and elegant. He delivers energetic and dynamic performances, with his burgundy voice and versatile guitar playing.

LWK, originally from Cadillac, Michigan, moved to New Orleans by chance in 2001. During a decade in New Orleans, he has collaborated with a revered list of local musicians, including: John Boutte, "Washboard" Chaz Leary, and Paul Sanchez.

Performing years of weekly gigs on Frenchmen Street, LWK has honed his sound and earned respect as leader among the young traditionalists, while playing to countless vacationers making musical pilgrimages to New Orleans. Outside the Crescent City, accompanied by singer/washboard-player/sweatheart Eshter Rose and bassist Cassidy Holden, the trio has performed festivals, jazz halls, dive bars, listening rooms, barns, theatres, and arenas across the US and Europe; sharing the stage with icons such as Taj Mahal, John Anderson, Cheick Hamala Diabete, Jack White, Robert Earl Keen, Tower of Power, Rebirth Brass Band, and Chris Thile. Winslow-King has also performed live on CNN, the Discovery Channel, and BBC-TV in recent years and was named 'Writer of the Week' by American Songwriter Magazine.
Venue Information:
The Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey St
New York, NY, 10002
http://www.boweryballroom.com/