Pokey LaFarge Joins Leon Bridges For Chuck Berry Cover In St. Louis

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Last night, rising neo-soul singer Leon Bridges made a tour stop in St. Louis for a show at The Pageant Theater. At the start of the encore, Bridges welcomed to the stage the opener – retro singer-songwriter Pokey LaFarge – for a cover performance of a song penned by St. Louis native, the legendary guitarist Chuck Berry.

Bridge’s main set focused on cuts from the 26-year-old Fort Worth, Texas-native’s 2015 acclaimed debut album Coming Home, including the “Smooth Sailin’” opener, “Twistin’ & Groovin,’” the title track and the closing “River.” When he returned to begin the encore, Bridges was joined by LaFarge on guitar and vocals and saxophonist Jeff Dazey for a rendition of Berry’s 1964 hit “You Never Can Tell.”

Watch audience-shot footage of LaFarge showcasing his Berry-esque duck-walking skills in the below video captured by otterama followed by a clip re-grammed by LaFrge:

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Setlist

Leon Bridges at The Pageant

  • Smooth Sailin'
  • Outta Line
  • There She Goes
  • Pull Away
  • Better Man
  • Daisy Mae
  • Brown Skin Girl
  • Lisa Sawyer
  • Lonely Road
  • Hold On
  • Flowers
  • Twistin' & Groovin'
  • Shine
  • Coming Home
  • River
Encore
  • You Never Can Tell  
  • Pussy Footin'
  • Mississippi Kisses

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