Pokey LaFarge's Central Time Tour will be cutting a trail through the Midwest and Upper South, USA this September 10-24. It's not just your average show, folks; The Central Time Tour is an evening revue of various American musical styles. Special guest and master of ceremonies Dom Flemons guides an evening of performances by Pokey LaFarge and his band, Joel Savoy, Jesse Lége and the Cajun Country Revival, The Tillers and The Loot Rock Gang.
This diverse lineup presents styles ranging from string ragtime to country blues to Appalachian folk to Cajun dancehall music and beyond! In celebration and anticipation of this monumental event, we’ve compiled this playlist to present taste of the tour to come.
Here's some of my favorite artists to give you perhaps a better reference for my foundation in music. I truly believe that it's important to listen to as much music as possible and as diverse as possible, but when you find your true inspirations then it can be good to hone in on them. Also, I feel just cause someone plays a horn doesn't mean they shouldn't listen to Fiddle and Guitar to get either specific lines or overall means of inspiration.There was a time when fiddle, guitar and other string players themselves looked to horns for inspiration so why not vice versa. My goal is horns and strings living and swinging in harmony forever and for all. Thus making for a diverse group.
Here's a very excessive list of YouTube links to some of my favorite artists. Please listen and perhaps play along.