Featured Release This Week From Pokey LaFarge + Studio One Tracks Top 30 Playlist

Jun 12, 2017

As an American roots musician and songwriter, St. Louis-based Pokey LaFarge has impeccable credentials. The Bloomington, Illinois-born LaFarge even earned his nickname honestly.  As a child, his mother would tell him to hurry up.  His banjo-playing grandfather gave him his first guitar and a tenor banjo.  Growing up, LaFarge was very interested in history and the classics of American literature.  He got into country blues artists like Skip James and Sleepy John Estes, as well as Jimmie Rodgers and bluegrass originator Bill Monroe.  Pokey hitchhiked around the country, busking to get further down the road.   He began releasing solo albums in 2006, and in time gathered a band.  The new record, Manic Revelations, ​features songs from Pokey LaFarge that manage to simultaneously sound comtemporary and old-timey.         

Here are the Top 30 releases played on Studio One Tracks for the week ending June 11, 2017:

1  Gorillaz- Humanz

2  The Mountain Goats- Goths

3  Benjamin Booker- Witness

4  Boss Hog- Brood X

5  Pokey LaFarge- Manic Revelations

6  Kevin Morby- City Music

7  Land Of Talk- Life After Youth

8  Chastity Belt- I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone

9  alt-J- Relaxer

10 Hoops- Routines

11 Mac DeMarco- This Old Dog

12 Wavves- You're Welcome

13 Dan Auerbach- Waiting On A Song

14 Chuck Berry- Chuck

15 Girlpool- Powerplant

16 Thurston Moore- Rock N Roll Consciousness

17 Day Wave- The Days We Had

18 Ani Difranco- Binary

19 Daniel Romano- Modern Pressure

20 White Reaper- The World's Best American Band

21 Nick Hakim- Green Twins

22 Peter Himmelman- There Is No Calamity

23 Sylvan Esso- What Now

24 Woods- Love Is Love

25 Walrus- Family Hangover

26 Elf Power- Twitching In Time

27 Future Islands- The Far Field

28 Hazel English- Just Give In/Never Going Home

29 Perfume Genius- No Shape

30 Jade Jackson- Gilded