“I do feel very strongly and authentically rooted in the tradition of my country’s music… but you have to be aware of what’s out there and take chances, and listen to what’s in your head and what’s in your heart. You have to keep challenging yourself.”
So says US singer, songwriter and musician POKEY LaFARGE in this interview, conducted on January 10 2014 on the occasion of his upcoming visit to Adelaide to appear at the WOMADelaide festival. He also talks about the importance of melody, the fact that older US music is wrongly described as retro while that of other countries is not, keeping the music relevant for contemporary audiences – and much more.
Pokey LaFarge interview with Michael Hunter (14.41)