• Pokey LaFarge Album Coming This June

    Third Man Records is happy to announce a new partnership with one of our favorite musicians out there working today, Pokey LaFarge. Pokey and his band bring a focus and energy to the American Roots genre with infectious original material that sits at the crossroads of early jazz, country blues and western swing. With his effortless charisma and distinctive charm, Pokey has crafted a genre all his own--and one that extends well beyond the music alone.

    Summertime is the right time for Pokey's sun-blessed riverboat style, and this June will mark our release of his next full length LP / CD titled simply Pokey LaFarge (produced by Old Crow Medicine Show frontman Ketch Secor). Look out for a single from the album, "Central Time", which will be released ahead of the full length in May.

    To celebrate (we love to celebrate), we'll be hosting Pokey and his band here at Third Man in our Blue Room live venue for a record release party / direct to acetate recording session on June 1st.

    Pokey LaFarge and his band will be hitting the highways and byways this spring and summer, check all the dates here and be sure to see them when they come through your town!

    4/22 — Tupelo, MS — Blue Canoe
    4/25 — Atlanta, GA — Smith's Olde Bar
    4/26 — Wilmington, NC — Soapbox Laundro Lounge
    4/28 — Wilkesboro, NC — MerleFest
    4/30 — Mobile, AL — Callaghan's Irish SocialClub
    5/2 — New Orleans, LA — Fair Grounds Race Course
    5/4 — Tulsa, OK — All Soul Acoustic Coffee House
    5/8 — Long Beach, CA — Carpenter Performing Arts Center
    5/9 — Long Beach, CA — Carpenter Performing Arts Center
    5/10 — San Francisco, CA — Rickshaw Stop
    5/11 — Modesto, CA — Fat Cat Music House
    5/14 — Portland, OR — Doug Fir Lounge
    5/16 — E. Vancouver, BC — The Rio Theatre
    5/17 — Seattle, WA — Tractor Tavern
    5/22 — Minneapolis, MN — The Cedar Cultural Center
    5/23 — Chicago, IL — Lincoln Hall
    5/25 — Booneville, MO — Kemper Park
    5/31 — St Louis, MO — Casa Loma Ballroom
    6/1 — Nashville, TN — Third Man Records
    6/4 — New York, NY — TBD
    6/5 — Washington DC —TBD
    6/7 — Cincinnati, OH — Taft Theatre
    6/8 — Bloomington, IL — Downtown Bloomington
    6/13 — Omaha, NE — The Waiting Room Lounge
    6/15 — Denver, CO — L2 Arts and Culture Center
    6/16 — Palisade, CO — Palisade Bluegrass Festival
    6/29 — Memphis, TN — Hi Tone
    7/14 — Mount Solon, VA — Natural Chimneys Park
    7/19 — Northampton, MA — Iron Horse Music Hall
    7/20 — Allston, MA — Great Scott
    8/8 — Henderson, KY — Audubon Mill Park
    8/16 — Biddinghuize, Netherlands — Lowlands
    8/17 — Kiewit, Belgium — Pukkelpop
    8/19 — Winterthur, Zurich Switzerland — Musikfestwochen
    8/22-25 — Tonder, Denmark — Tonder Festival

  • Document Records Reissues Volume 2

    Pre-orders are available today for the second installment of our highly anticipated Document Records reissue series, featuring Volume 2 of the Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order of Charley Patton, Blind Willie McTell and The Mississippi Sheiks. These three records, officially available April 9th and featuring artwork by Rob Jones, can be purchased together as a bundle here.


    Due to the incredible demand this series garnered when we announced the project earlier this year, we are temporarily out of stock of the Volume 1 records. We hope to have these first three records back on shelves within a few weeks.

  • New Blue Series Single: Shovels & Rope

    The pleasure is all ours in announcing a new Blue Series single from Charleston, SC's own Shovels & Rope. Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent are definitely our favorite inter-gender rock n roll two piece since... well, you know (somewhere Alison Mosshart yells "WTF?!")... and we're certainly excited to present this Blue Series single featuring two covers of real life titans of the biz. Side A gives us Shovels & Rope's piano heavy take on Bruce Springsteen's "Johnny 99" while the flip is a slinky hip shaking version of Tom Waits' "Bad As Me." This is the perfect soundtrack for two doomed souls dancing in the glow of a jukebox in a greasy spoon diner... We reckon Messrs Springsteen and Waits should be mighty proud.

    Pre Sales are available now, and the single will be available on 7" vinyl in finer record stores everywhere and iTunes from April 2nd.

  • Brittany Howard & Ruby Amanfu in Rolling Stone

    Some great press from Rolling Stone for the Brittany Howard & Ruby Amanfu Blue Series ahead of the single that's out tomorrow. Click through this link to read the article, and see the player below to listen to the A Side "I Wonder", their cover of the Rodriguez classic.

  • Karen Elson, Ruby Amanfu in the Nashville Scene's People Issue

    3 of our favorite gals are featured in this week's Nashville Scene, The People Issue. Karen Elson graces the cover with photography by Jo McCaughey, and explains the moment when she knew Nashville was home. There is also a page dedicated to Ruby Amanfu, whose Blue Series single with Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard was released last week, and who we know and love from The Peacocks.

  • Brittany & Ruby Press Round-Up

    Check out all the great press Brittany Howard and Ruby Amanfu are racking up for "I Wonder." We can't say we're surprised…