On Sunday, August 12, at 7 p.m., Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will present a not-to-be missed double bill: seminal Americana band Son Volt, and “riverboat soul” bandleader Pokey LaFarge.
Son Volt has been one of the seminal bands of the Americana movement since 1994, when it was founded by Jay Farrar upon the breakup of Uncle Tupelo, the beloved alt-country outfit Farrar shared with Jeff Tweedy. Farrar’s dusty, world-weary vocals and evocative tales of the American landscape have inspired feverish devotion among the band’s fans since its inception.
The A.V. Club writes that Son Volt is “deservedly renowned for crafting gravelly, earnest, no-frills Americana.”
Pokey LaFarge has won the hearts of music lovers across the globe with a lively mix of early jazz, string ragtime, country blues, and western swing music, which LaFarge has dubbed “riverboat soul.” With a style that is at once ragged and polished, LaFarge is a songwriter, bandleader, innovator, and preservationist whose arsenal of talents has placed him at the forefront of old-time American music.
Paste Magazine says LaFarge is “all sass and swagger, with plenty of juke jump energy to spare.”
Son Volt and Pokey LaFarge’s performance is made possible with support from presenting sponsor Peninsula Pulse; major sponsors Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant and Butik, Tapuat Kombucha, and The Kitschinn; and supporting sponsors Parkwood Lodge, Wild Tomato, and Door County Brewing Co. Taproom and Music Hall.
Son Volt and Pokey LaFarge will perform at DCA at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 12. Tickets for the concert range from $32 to $49. Advance reservations are recommended and can be made through the DCA box office, located at 3926 Highway 42 in Fish Creek. The box office is open Monday-Friday, 12:00-5:00 p.m.Tickets can be purchased in person, on the phone at (920) 868-2728, or online at www.dcauditorium.org.