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Highlands Center at Cape Cod National Seashore
29 Old Dewline Rd
North Truro, MA 02652

Truro Box Office

Highlands Center at Cape Cod National Seashore
29 Old Dewline Rd
North Truro, MA 02652
508-487-5400
Open: 2 hrs before show

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 1202
Truro, MA, 02666

Pokey LaFarge

Pokey LaFarge
Ever since his first release over a decade ago, Pokey LaFarge has been a difficult specimen to pin down, indeed– but we had such a great time with him in 2019, we've pinned him down to take the Payomet again stage on Wednesday, August 25.

Though he was raised on a healthy diet of blues, bluegrass, ragtime, Western swing and old-time country — and though he has consistently demonstrated a decided affinity for pre-1950s menswear — the Illinois native is by no means a throwback or a museum piece. Timelessness, and refined good taste, is LaFarge’s raison d’être, and his influences are as multi-hued and wide-ranging as the rhythms that buoy his starkly poetic songs — rhythms that are steeped in the very essence of jazz.

Musically, LaFarge continues to mix and match a wide variety of styles and traditions, while never losing track of his own vision. “I listen to a lot of Latino music, and I listen to a lot of French music, whether it comes from France or Africa, and I listen to a lot of rocksteady — you know, fifties and sixties Jamaican music. I’ll mess with rhythms and try to come up with stuff that sounds almost more traditional in certain genres, and then keep playing it and try and get it into something that I’ll want to sing every night. The new record is kind of like Roy Orbison and Bob Dylan hanging out with chanson singers and French jazz bands in like the forties, but I was never trying to make it sound like a particular person. It was more like, ‘If it sounds too much like this person, I need to make it sound more like me.’” pokeylafarge.net

Members: $27 // Public: $30






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