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Pokey Lafarge, the Lonesome Billies

BRANDON WIDDER
9 pm., Tuesday May 14 | $12 advance, $14 day of show.
Doug Fir Lounge
830 E Burnside St.
 
[RAGTIME REVIVALISTS] Streaming digital versions of Pokey Lafarge’s most recent release, Middle of Nowhere, feels borderline sacrilegious. Since 2009, the St. Louis native and his dapper, tight-knit trio have been dishing out the kind of Western swing and thumb-picking country blues normally reserved for pre-WWII jukeboxes and those crackling 45s buried in your grandparents’ attic. Lafarge emanates authentic old-timey Americana in a modern age, stirring up a gumbo of upright bass, washboard and mean arch-top guitar courtesy of bandmate Adam Hoskins. Although Lafarge recently signed to Jack White’s Third Man Records, he more often sounds as though he gunned the Delorean to 1931, pounding shots of whiskey with Jimmie Rodgers and Milton Brown upon his arrival. 



Where: Doug Fir Lounge
Phone: 231-9663
Address: 830 E Burnside St.
Website: www.dougfirlounge.com

 
 

Doug Fir Lounge

830 E Burnside St.
Portland, OR
 
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