We’ve got a couple pieces of news to share with you. Pokey and the band have wrapped up recording the new album — which will be entitled Manic Revelations and it will be released on Rounder Records later this spring! Pokey maybe even leaked a bit of a new song on Instagram.
Speaking of new songs, I bet you’ll be able to hear one or two of them when the band hits the road in a couple of weeks for some winter tour dates in the Midwest US.
▪ Feb 09 – St. Cecilia Music Center – Grand Rapids, MI – http://bit.ly/2jzAlfc
Stay tuned for more festival announcements, tour dates (both domestic and international), as well as info on the forthcoming album release!
We’ve got some exciting news to share with you all.
Pokey and the band will be playing two very special nights at Saint Louis’ brand new Delmar Hall presented by our friends at KDHX on December 30th and 31st. Both of these shows will be opened up by friend Jack Grelle and is open to folks of ALL AGES!
Expect special guests and brand new tunes!
Winter is just around the corner, and just because Pokey and the band have been locked in the studio this fall doesn’t mean you’ll need to wait until spring for them to get back out on the road.
There’s a couple of very special shows we had previously announced — it’s a **New Year’s Doubleheader** at a new venue in Saint Louis called Delmar Hall. The band will be playing with Jack Grelle and there might be a few surprises in store.
Aside from the New Years party there are some dates in February which you can find at the bottom of this email.
The band’s still working on the new album, but you can bet they’ll be playing some of these new tunes at all of these upcoming tour dates.
Summer is finally upon us and as things heat up across the Northern Hemisphere, Pokey and the band are getting ready to head over to Europe for a run of dates that start on July 2nd in Belfort, France and include performances at North Sea Jazz Festival, club dates and more. You can find those tour dates at the bottom of this Bugle Call.
We also have a handful of festival dates and theatre shows in the US throughout the rest of the year — including the “Open Highway Music Festival at Off Broadway” in St. Louis happening on Sunday August 7th — which was just announced today!
You’ll find those below the European dates.
2016 European Summer Tour Dates
July 2 – Belfort, France – Les Eurockennes Festival – Tickets
July 3 – Munich, Germany – Ampere – Tickets
July 4 – Erlangen, Germany – E-Werk – Tickets
July 5 – Cologne, Germany – GEBAUDE9- Tickets
July 7 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso – Tickets
July 8 – Rotterdam, Netherlands – North Sea Jazz Festival – Tickets
July 9 – Gierle, Belgium – Sjock Festival – Tickets
July 12 – Fribourg, Switzerland – Festival Les Georges – Tickets
Upcoming US Tour Dates
July 16 – Forecastle Festival – Louisville, KY – Tickets
August 6 – Hinterland Festival – St. Charles, IA – Tickets
August 7 – Open Highway Music Festival at Off Broadway – St. Louis, MO – Tickets
August 10 – Boulder Theatre – Boulder, CO – Tickets
August 12 – Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival – Alta, WY – Tickets
August 31 – Minnesota State Fair – St. Paul, MN – Free
September 1 – Minnesota State Fair – St. Paul, MN – Free
September 3 – Muncie Three Trails Music Series – Muncie, IN – Free
September 24 – Music Tastes Good Festival – Long Beach, CA – Tickets
For a full version of our April newsletter, click here. Otherwise, read on below!
After a whirlwind tour through some amazing places in Australia and New Zealand we’re finally back and ready for a little rest before the summer. We’d like to take a moment in this month’s newsletter to look back on a few of the great moments from the tour. After that, we’ll talk a bit about upcoming festivals and more exciting things in May.
Australia & New Zealand
Thanks to everyone who made our first tour in Australia and New Zealand great. Special thanks to the organizers of WOMAD, WOMADelaide, and Port Fairy Folk Festival for all their hard work in putting on the festivals. Also a big thanks to Good Morning New Zealand for having us on the show, and a HUGE thank you to all the awesome fans who came to our shows, many of which sold out. We hope to see you all again soon!
May Tour in the Netherlands
For all of our friends in The Netherlands and Belgium, don’t forget about some of the exciting shows and festivals we’ve got coming up in May. We’re headlining the Roots & Roses Festival in Belgium onMay 1 and playing the Moulin Blues Festival in Groningen, Netherlands on May 3. Also in the Netherlands is a stop at Paradiso in Amsterdam on May 2 and Doornroosje in Nijmegen on May 4. Our 2012 album Live In Holland was recorded from a performance at Paradiso from back in 2011, so it’s sure to be a memorable show. You can pick up the album on the Pokey LaFarge website here.
Upcoming Festivals and Shows
May 23 we will be in Chattanooga, TN for the Nightfall Concert Series, a free outdoor concert at the River City Stage in Miller Plaza. The following day we will head over to Haleyville, AL for a show at the Acoustic Cafe.
If you are planning on taking a road trip and hitting a few music festivals, take a look at the John Hartford Memorial Festival in Bean Blossom, Indiana. The Festival is in its fourth year, and it’s billed as “the most laid back festival in America”. We will be there along with many other fine musicians enjoying beautiful Southern Indiana. The next day we will be at Nelsonville Music Festival in Nelsonville, Ohio along with another great lineup of musicians. Some perfect opportunities to enjoy the summer sun and great music.
That’s all the news from this month! Still to come, a second appearance on A Prairie Home Companion at the beautiful Fox Theater in St Louis as Garrison Keillor and company come to town on June 14. More details can be found on our Facebook and Twitter, and as always visit our official website for a complete list of upcoming shows.