Pokey LaFarge with The Tillers – at the Cedar

Pokey LaFarge
Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 8:00pm

KFAI is pleased to sponsor Pokey LaFarge at the Cedar Cultural Center on Saturday, December 7, at 8:00 pm.

Musician, songwriter, bandleader, entertainer, innovator and preservationist, Pokey LaFarge is on a mission, encouraging audiences worldwide to think differently about what it means to celebrate musical traditions. Taking as a springboard songs from the first half of last century, Pokey breathes new life into classic forms, aided and abetted by a newly expanded six-piece lineup, complete with trumpet and clarinet.

As Pokey explains it, “It’s not retro music. It’s American music that never died.”

His 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 in both spirit and sound.

Cincinnati folk-Americana outfit The Tillers will open, bringing tons of punk-infused energy to their music-making and a relentless drive to entertain their audience.

More information is available at The Cedar Cultural Center.