Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The mighty Pokey LaFarge returning to the Springs

Posted By on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 3:35 PM

Less than a month after his last Colorado Springs appearance, America's best ragtime-blues-riverboat-soul upstart Pokey LaFarge is coming back to town. The St. Louis artist, be backed by his South City Three, will return to Front Range BBQ on July 9.

If you haven't already done so, you can go read our Pokey interview, by Indy writer Nick Chambers, and also watch his video below.

In addition to being a fine singer, songwriter, guitarist and all-around entertainer, LaFarge (who looks like a dapper cross between Woody Guthrie and Pee Wee Herman) also plays a mean kazoo.

And, as you've probably guessed, there's an app for that, which you can see demonstrated by scrolling down further still. Granted, the virtual version sounds only slightly less annoying than Donald Duck playing a vuvuzela, but at least it allows you to select from a variety of scales (and that means you can find the right notes with even the tinnest of ears). But it still pretty much sucks. Or, technically, blows.

Anyway, here's Pokey, who doesn't:

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