Former UNC-Chapel Hill playwright student turned folk crooner Joe Pug has served notice – the next great young voice on the American songwriting scene has arrived. Pug’s voice mesmerizes, echoes, and aches over the coffee shop intimacy his acoustic guitar creates. Look for Messenger, Pug’s full length debut, to be on lots of “Best of” lists by the end of the year.
For Fans Of
Justin Townes Earle, Josh Ritter, Martin Sexton
“Bury Me Far (From My Uniform)” – Will there be a more powerful diatribe against war released in the next decade? Doubtful.
First time I saw you
I saw somebody that I knew
I recognized you from our first glance
I’ve seen my share of counterfeits
Used to have ’em hanging ’round a bit
Once you seen yourself a genuine
There ain’t no going back
Don’t ask me how I knew
Was the first time I saw you
—”The First Time I Saw You”
Joe Pug spent much of February and early March on the road with Justin Townes Earle, even swinging by The Southern in Charlottesville, VA, for a well received visit. Catch him this summer at FloydFest.