Pokey LaFarge exhilarated fans with a spellbinding performance at legendary Fillmore in SF


It was Saturday night and you could almost sense the magic that was about the take over the legendary Fillmore in San Francisco. The modern day troubadour, Pokey LaFarge was returning to the stage and it was sure to be quite a performance.

The night kicked off with a captivating set from Ruston Kelly. The singer/songwriter brought to life his poetic lyrics as they shine with emotion. A couple of my favorite tracks of the set were Hollywood and Black Magic.  Ruston’s vocals and guitar playing was accompanied by a second guitarist and incredible pedal steel player. Together the trio delivered a powerful sound that filled with venue.

The crowd grew with anticipation as the time for Pokey’s set was nearing. From the second the band hit the stage, the energy level skyrocketed and the fans went wild.  The historical venue was once again home to a stellar performance. Pokey LaFarge performed his infectious style of music, bringing together everything from rockabilly, country blues, western swing, jazz  and so much more. His music captures the retro vibe of old time music which was once lost. He injects his own style and swagger to create a genre-defying modern day musical masterpiece.

He crooned, swooned and sang the night away and the crowd reveled in every bit of the performance. His style and music is always a crowd pleaser for all music lovers. The energy was infectious, as you could not sit still with the beat of the music filling your veins. Dancing ensued throughout the night and it was apparent that the magic of the spellbinding set would live on in the memories of the audience.

His set was filled with favorite songs, one after another. A couple of my personal favorites were his performances of Close The Door, Something in the Water and Goodbye, Barcelona. Pokey LaFarge is currently out on his summer tour in support of his new album, Manic Revelations, released on Rounder Records, which has garnered high praises. Album is available on  iTunes and Amazon.  With songs like Better Man Than Me, Silent Movie and Riot in the Streets, it is a pure musical gem that is a MUST-HAVE!


1. Riot In The Streets
2. Must Be A Reason
3. Better Man Than Me
4. Bad Dreams
5. Mother Nature
6. Silent Movie
7. Good Luck Charm
8. Going To The Country
9. Wellington
10. I Will Never Change


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