Pokey LaFarge is releasing his album self-titled "Pokey LaFarge" this summer and the cover art flaunts that pretty pale mug of his in front of a monochrome backdrop, as Third Man Records does. The members of The South City Three still back Pokey with the addition of trumpet and clarinet to fill out the record. Folks here in St. Louis can buy the record before the rest of the world at Pokey's Casa Loma Ballroom record release show on Friday May 31st. The following day, Pokey releases the record in Nashville at Third Man Records' Blue Room, where his performance will be recorded directly to acetate for Third Man's ongoing Vault Series. Look out for an interview with Pokey on our show with St. Louis Public Radio in May!
We recently called Fred Friction's house line inquiring if he'd be interested in promoting his Roast on our site. He informed us that he was preparing a fresh pot (coffee, that is) and invited us over.
We talked for a bit. Mostly about the "Roast Fred Friction Alive" event at The Heavy Anchor. You can hear all about it in our Archives.
Jason Hutto of Smoking Baby Studio in St. Louis, who produced Fred's collaboration with the Tower Groove Records LP, also produced Fred's new album.
Photos by Abby Gillardi