Joe Pug

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QUIET NIGHT: Joe Pug and Anna Tival perform pensive folksy tunes June 22.
Thursday June 22, 2023 07:00 PM EDT
Cost: $25+
CL Critic Hal Horowtiz Recommends: Folkie Pug’s smooth, full voice and earnest songs go down easy, but are played and sung with serious emotion. He has been compared to John Prine for his creative way with words which highlight his stripped-down songs. Tivel’s similarly sober, sombering folk makes for a melancholy, thought provoking evening. — HH

From the venue:

Joe Pug

A singer-songwriter known for his lyrical acumen and plaintive harmonica style, Joe Pug dropped out of college and moved to Chicago where he worked as a carpenter before breaking into the city’s music scene. Since 2008 he has released a string of critically-acclaimed albums and toured heavily in the U.S. and abroad. Paste Magazine wrote of his music: “Unless your surname is Dylan, Waits, Ritter or Prine, you could face-palm yourself to death trying to pen songs half as inspired.”

He has toured with Steve Earle, Levon Helm, The Killers, Justin Townes Earle, Sturgill Simpson, and many others. He has appeared at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and The Newport Folk Festival. His music has appeared on NPR’s “Prairie Home Companion” and “Mountain Stage”. His music has been released by Lightning Rod Records, which features an alumni roster of Jason Isbell, Billy Joe Shaver, and James McMurtry.

Additionally, he is the creator and host of the popular podcast The Working Songwriter.

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