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  • Summary: The latest full-length release from singer-songwriter Pokey LaFarge was created while he was working on a Maine farm and was co-produced with Chris Seefried and Elliot Bergman.
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  1. May 9, 2024
    Throughout Rhumba Country, Pokey LaFarge broadens his sound, effortlessly bringing in world influences to help accentuate his retro Americana core, positively crafting one of the most enjoyable efforts of his long career.
  2. Uncut
    May 9, 2024
    As LaFarge tells it, Rhumba Country is partly the tunes he hummed to himself while reaping and sowing. Fine tunes they are as well. [May 2024, p.35]
  3. May 9, 2024
    There’s a joyful element to Rhumba Country that may be found in the Lord’s spirit, the pleasure of bouncy rhythms, or the magic of making music. Pokey LaFarge presents us with the evidence. We are left to decide what it means. He keeps the preaching to a minimum and implores us to dance.
  4. May 10, 2024
    Pokey LaFarge manages to show off some depth and have a lot of fun at the same time on Rhumba Country, and listeners should have a ball right along with him.
  5. Mojo
    May 9, 2024
    Occasionally slight and throwaway, everything here is nevertheless fun. [Jun 2024, p.87]