Frequently Asked Questions:

Who are the folks in your band?

Pokey LaFarge – Guitar, Lead Vocals
Adam Hoskins – Guitar, Vocals
Ryan Koenig – Harmonica, Percussion, Washboard, Vocals
Joey Glynn – Upright Bass, Vocals
Chloe Feoranzo – Clarinet, Saxophone, Vocals
TJ Muller – Trumpet, Vocals
Matthew Meyer- Drums

Are your live performances always performed with a full band?

Yes!  If you see an advertisement for Pokey LaFarge coming to your town, expect the performance to be with a full band.

Are sheet music, chords or tabs of your songs available anywhere?

Not presently, but we are working on making these available on our website soon. Check back often for updates!

What kind of guitars/harmonicas do you play?

Pokey plays an 1946 Epiphone Spartan Archtop, a 1956 Silvertone Parlor, and a 2012 Hamm-tone Archtop.  Ryan doesn’t have a preference in harmonica brand, but plays Hohner much of the time.

Who are some of your musical influences/some artists you love?

We really like Milton Brown & his Musical Brownies, Roy Newman & his Boys, Dixieland Jug Blowers, Mississippi Sheiks, 6 & 7/8’s String Band, The Skillet Lickers, Carolina Tar Heels, Grinnell Griggers (from Missouri), Dallas String Band, just to name a few.

Where can I purchase the album Marmalade?

Sorry, it’s out of print. To purchase our other albums, visit our merchandise page and see what goods we have for sale.

We want you to play our house party/wedding/store/venue/festival! How do I get in touch with your booking agent?

Since we play over 200 days of the year, we have multiple people helping us out with booking and scheduling. We have a number of agents from around the world, so please visit our “Contact” page for more information.

Can I take photos of the band when I see them perform live?

You’re certainly welcome to take photos of us while we’re performing live. In fact we encourage it! Be sure to share them with everyone on our Flickr. However, keep in mind the rules and regulations of the venue we’re performing in…some venues don’t allow photography.

Can I schedule a professional photo shoot?

Currently, we already have relationships with other professional photographers–sorry y’all!

11 thoughts on “Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Heard a recording of you guys playing at the Abbey club in nearby Harrisburg, Pa., and couldn’t get your songs out of my head since. Being a harp player I was greatly impressed with Ryan’s contribution to this catchy and uplifting music. Wonder if Ryan could give some advice to fans of his sound and style, as well as his equipment?

  2. Hi there. In my constant quest to pan for all of you great Americana “nuggets” that do exist “out there”, it was a pleasure to discover you this week following a link from CMT Edge regarding 10 must listen to albums for 2013.
    As a devotee of O.C.M.S. it feels a pity that you were not able to be part of a fantastic show that they put on for all of us up here in Toronto. Having now had the opportunity to listen to several of your tracks I now really hope that you too will be able to tour in Canada at some point in the future, and in the meantime your c.d’s have been added to my xmas to do list.
    I have just been given a Hohner hamonica (in the key of C ), and I just wandered if Ryan or anyone had a useful link into how to get started in terms of learning how to play this great instrument at a basic level. Any advice would be most appreciated. In the meantime have a great xmas holiday and all the best in your musical journey. Many Thanks, Martin

  3. I just bought the Middle of Everywhere and Pokey LaFarge albums and I wanted to tell you how much I love your music. I can’t stop playing these albums. Your performance on Letterman was awesome and the addition of the horn section on the Pokey LaFarge album has greatly enhanced the band so send my kudos to Chloe and TJ. I play acoustic guitar so I’m pleased to hear that you might put some of your tabs on your website in the future because I want to start playing your tunes. I’ll just need to speed up my strumming because you guys are fast strummers! :) Anyway, just wanted to let you know that you have a fan here in New Jersey and I hope to see you ’round these parts in the near future. Wouldn’t surprise me if the folks who produce the TV show “Boardwalk Empire” come callin’ to use one of your tunes for their soundtrack because you certainly fit in. They’d be smart to do it. Best of luck to the band and keep up this wonderful music.


    Middletown, New Jersey

  4. Hey guys. This is Will Rodrigues, from St. Louis. I’ve been racking my brain for a while trying to find this song of yours I heard a while back on Myspace. It goes something like. ” I’m going to the races / gonna bet on that big black horse / I’m going to the race / I’m gonna win first place / when I bet on that big black horse”

    Is this something you released or just a song you recorded and put up on the site?


    P.S. You guys are doing great stuff….

    P.P.S. Any chance of you guys coming to Syracuse NY in the future?

  5. I love your shit . It’s refreshing to hear heart and soul in your music . As I live on the other side of the world ( New Zealand ) and will never get th chance to see you live watching YouTube videos is as good as it gets for me could you please tab out the solo in hard times come hard times go so I can share your music among my friends and family I have order your cd can’t wait . Thank you from the other side of the earth steve smith .

  6. Hey Ryan! What kind of harps do you play? What brand and what keys? Just starting with the harmonica and gathering information. So far I have a Special 20 and a Golden Melody by Hohner. Any suggestions? Bullett

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