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Pokey LaFarge keeps American roots music fresh

Like the riverboats that used to come up the Mississippi, St. Louis-based Pokey LaFarge is floating upstream with a guitar case full of ragtime, blues, western swing, and trad jazz. But make no mistake-there’s a difference between “retro” and “classic”. LaFarge banks in the latter, using sounds and elements from days gone by...not to trade in nostalgia, but to create a solid base for music that instantly becomes timeless. His latest album is Something in the Water, and he joins the Morning Shift before a gig at Fitzgerald’s in Berwyn. (Joshua Black Wilkins courtesy of Pokey LaFarge)

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