Be sure to catch Epi fan and Americana hero Pokey LaFarge on tour this summer in support of his latest album for Rounder Records, Manic Revelations. Pokey and his redoubtable group will kick off a tour of the midwest on July 13 in Ferndale, Michigan with stops in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Kentucky, and Tennessee, You can also catch Pokey at the Square Roots Festival in Lincoln Square in Chicago on July 15 with the Jayhawks, Matthew Sweet, Bombino, and New Wave heroes the Dream Syndicate. Read our classic interview with Pokey about all about his 1946 Epi Spartan and visit Pokey's website for more details or the Square Roots website for ticket info.

"Timelessness is what I'm working towards and time is the very thing it will take in order to solidify myself in the eyes of the world," LaFarge told Epiphone.  "I'll let the fads fade away, I'll let the generations evolve, and I'll evolve with them. But it's important for people to remember that any legendary musician has had one foot in his roots and one in the future."