Americana music phenomenon, Pokey LaFarge and The South City Three are winning the world over with their incredibly energetic and intense live shows. Their latest album, Live in Holland, is the first recording that captures the potency of these performances. Recorded in April 2012 at the legendary Paradiso in Amsterdam, Live in Holland shows the band skillfully delivering 14 songs of western swing, early jazz, ragtime, Appalachian folk, and country blues. They deftly combine each song to create their signature authentic, yet uniquely contemporary sound.
Pokey LaFarge is a musician, songwriter, bandleader, entertainer, innovator and preservationist, whose 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 and fine in both spirit and sound. His music transcends the confines of genre, continually challenging the notion that tradition-bearers fail to push musical boundaries. Cleverly striding between numerous forms of traditional American music, Pokey has crafted a genre all his own, marked in its accessible ingenuity.