When:
August 20, 2017 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2017-08-20T20:00:00-07:00
2017-08-20T22:00:00-07:00
Where:
Center for the Arts
314 W Main St
Grass Valley, CA 95945
USA
Cost:
$22 member, $27 general public
Contact:
530-274-8384 ext 14

Pokey LaFarge

The Center for the Arts Presents
Sunday, August 20, 8:00pm
$22 member, $27 general public
(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee.  Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)

Pokey LaFarge is a musician. He is a storyteller. He is a feeler of feelings. He is a narrator of the messy, unkempt American experience. He sits, he watches, he writes. Everything that’s worth happening happens in his songs. Like the long line of writers and performers he descends from, music isn’t something Pokey does – it’s something he is.

Day after day, pencil in hand, always dressed in blue. Never feeling satisfied. Itchy. Incomplete. Attired halfway between a businessman and a janitor, Pokey LaFarge tries to make sense of trouble he’s seen and trouble he’s been in. This is the Great Why of his unending passion for songwriting. An unquenchable need to be heard in a world where everyone is talking and nobody is listening.

 

The songs on Pokey’s transformative new album MANIC REVELATIONS demand your attention. Here, you get the feeling this man is constantly reshuffling the deck in favor of some outcome or other. Each chord, each riff shades the stories he sets up in his lyrics. But make no mistake – no matter how the cards lay, he is searching for the purest truth; he loves laying in the muck. Whatever it takes to serve the song. He wouldn’t know what to do if his life were any other way.