Smart bets: Pokey LaFarge

“You try to make something that’s cool, something that’s sexy,” says St. Louis-based singer-songwriter Pokey LaFarge. “But when you come down to it, you can really only make music for yourself, and I feel like this album is the first time that I was really able to do that.” Something in the Water — the artist’s seventh album, recorded at Hi-Style Studio in Chicago — is the follow-up to his 2013 self-titled work. That project was released on Jack White’s Third Man Records and performed with a reliable vibrato during opening slots for White’s Blunderbuss tour. LaFarge, who briefly lived and busked as a soloist in Asheville, says that he’ll venture back to “play lots of songs off the last two albums” with his “big old band” at The Grey Eagle Friday, Sept. 18, at 9 p.m. Nashville duo Escondido opens. $15/$18. thegreyeagle.com. Photo by Joshua Black Wilkins

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Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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