Ever since his first record, 2006’s self-released Marmalade, LaFarge has been a difficult specimen to pin down, indeed. Though he was raised on a healthy diet of blues, bluegrass, ragtime, Western swing and old-time country—and though he has consistently demonstrated a decided affinity for pre-1950s menswear—the Illinois native is by no means a throwback or a museum piece. Timelessness, and refined good taste, is LaFarge’s raison d’être, and his influences are as multi-hued and wide-ranging as the rhythms that buoy his starkly poetic songs—rhythms that are steeped in the very essence of jazz.
The Tuning Fork, 95bFM and Undertheradar are proud to announce the return of the Southern Fork Americana Fest, back for its sixth year in Auckland!
Enjoy a star-studded lineup to celebrate the roots of Americana, Country and Blues music. The festival will cover six nights at Spark Arena’s budding companion venue, The Great South Pacific Tuning Fork.
Among the headliners, this year are The Felice Brothers (US), Pokey LaFarge (US), Tami Neilson (NZ), Jonny Fritz (US), Joshua Hedley (US), Molly Tuttle (US), Dee White (US), and Albi & the Wolves (NZ).