Ever since his first record, 2006’s self-released Marmalade, LaFarge has been a difficult specimen to pin down, indeed. Though he was raised on a healthy diet of blues, bluegrass, ragtime, Western swing and old-time country — and though he has consistently demonstrated a decided affinity for pre-1950s menswear — the Illinois native is by no means a throwback or a museum piece.
Timelessness, and refined good taste, is LaFarge’s raison d’être, and his influences are as multi-hued and wide-ranging as the rhythms that buoy his starkly poetic songs — rhythms that are steeped in the very essence of jazz.
From Charleston, WV, Sierra Ferrell has lived a life of non-stop song and music since age 20. While that makes only 8 years thus far, the depths of life and soul you hear in her voice are stunning. She sang throughout her whole childhood, and many different kinds of old songs and vinyl records and on the radio took up a full-time residence in her songbird heart.
To once again offer enthusiasts the chance to see more acts and to encourage music fans to discover new artists, the festival will have a special ticket pricing scheme, enabling them to receive discounts on multiple ticket purchases. Each show is colour coded.
Buy a ticket to a red show, and you can buy tickets to white shows at 25% off and blue shows at 50% off. White show ticket buyers can get blue show tickets at 25% off. These offers are only available for advance purchases.
All tickets to the festival are sold exclusively through Ticketmaster. You can buy tickets online, on the phone (0800 111 999) or in person at one of their box offices.
Limited Festival Passes are also available.