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Vintage sounds get a new twist

Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three includes (from left): Ryan Koenig, Adam Hoskins, LaFarge, and Joey Glynn. Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three includes (from left): Ryan Koenig, Adam Hoskins, LaFarge, and Joey Glynn. (BILL STREETER)
By James Reed
Globe Staff / October 23, 2011

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Pokey LaFarge, who comes to Club Passim on Wednesday, is a sincere torchbearer of a century of American music he loved and studied as a kid growing up in Illinois. He left home at 17 to hit the road and learn it firsthand. From Dixieland jazz and ragtime to rural blues and Western swing, LaFarge has made it his mission to breathe new life into those old-time genres.

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POKEY LAFARGE AND THE SOUTH CITY THREE

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At: Club Passim , Wednesday, 8 p.m. .

Tickets: $15 , 617-492-7679 , http://www.clubpassim.com