Pokey LaFarge

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Birthday
26, 1983
Birthplace
Illinois
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
26, 1983 (age 36)
Birthplace
Illinois

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Known for his unique melding of the Americana, blues, folk, ragtime, swing, and jazz genres, this vocalist, songwriter, guitarist, and mandolin player created a self titled touring band and also released several solo albums and performed with a group called South City Three. His acclaimed recordings include Riverboat Soul and Middle of Everywhere.

Before Fame

After finishing his studies at Illinois' University High School, he performed throughout the United States and eventually released Marmalade, his debut solo album.

Trivia

In 2010 and 2011, he received two consecutive Independent Music Awards in the 'Best Americana Album' category.

Family Life

Born Andrew Heissler, he grew up in Bloomington and Normal, Illinois, and later settled in St. Louis, Missouri.

Associated With

He and fellow Americana musician Gillian Welch both performed with Old Crow Medicine Show.

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