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We’re thrilled to share some very special news with you today:
Pokey LaFarge’s Central Time Tour -a self-contained, traveling festival of American music – will be cutting a trail through the Midwest and Upper South, USA this September 10-24!
It’s not just your average show, folks; The Central Time Tour is an evening revue of various American musical styles. Special guest and master of ceremonies Dom Flemons guides an evening of performances by Pokey LaFarge and his band, Joel Savoy, Jesse Lége and the Cajun Country Revival, The Tillers and The Loot Rock Gang. This diverse lineup presents styles ranging from string ragtime to country blues to Appalachian folk to Cajun dancehall music and beyond!
“I’ve always been inspired by the revue tours of the mid-twentieth century. These tours sent a caravan of musicians, often from the same record label, to towns across America-big and small-for an evening of music and dancing. My vision for the Central Time Tour rests on this tradition, but presents a wider variety of music, a really well-rounded night of entertainment. I hope it will bring a stronger awareness to the original music of the Midwest, which I believe is often overlooked or under-appreciated. I chose four incredible bands to travel with us-bands that are a bit more underground, write original music, and perhaps our audiences have not yet heard of or seen live. With the Central Time Tour, I want to broaden the appreciation of what it is that makes the Midwest a special place. I want to turn people on to quality music they wouldn’t likely hear on the radio. I want to celebrate our diverse American traditions, and above all, give the good people of the Midwest no choice but to dance, sing and put their minds at ease when the Central Time Tour comes to town.”
Central Time Tour Dates – September 2014 – USA
Tickets for the Central Time Tour will be on sale soon! Please check directly with venues for more information on ticketing.
September 10 || Tulsa, OK || Cain’s Ballroom
September 11 || Kansas City, MO || Knuckleheads
September 12 || St. Louis, MO || Old Rock House
September 13 || Nashville, TN || Mercy Lounge
September 15 || Charleston, IL || Douda Fine Arts Center
September 16 || Middletown, OH || Finkelman Auditorium
September 17 || Carbondale, IL || Hangar 9
September 18 || Bloomington, IL || The Castle Theatre
September 19 || Chicago, IL || Old Town School of Folk Music
September 20 || Stoughton, WI || Stoughton Opera House
September 21 || Minneapolis, MN || Cedar Cultural Center
September 23 || Iowa City, IA || Englert Theatre
September 24 || Columbia, MO || The Blue Note