Taking several months off to regroup from personal crises and career burnout, singer-songwriter-road warrior Joe Pug has returned with renewed focus, energy and a love for his craft.
With the EP "Nation of Heat," Joe Pug delivered an argument: All you need is a voice, a guitar and a vision to change hearts and minds, to take a willing listener on a journey. "Hymn #101" makes that case and pursues that journey as well as any song could.
Joe Pug channels American acoustic music in a way that few modern musicians can. His songs are at once timeless, spare and intellectual. They weave a tapestry of intricate poetry, completed by Pug's indomitable and spiritual delivery.
Once upon a time, we asked you to "put a bird on it" for some Andrew Bird tickets. And now, with Joe Pug coming through town for Twangfest 17, well ... you can see where we are going with this.
The musicians of St. Louis don't just love performing; they love seeing others perform. And the year 2012 offered hundreds of opportunities to do just that.