Thursday, February 11, 2010
It's my handy, dandy problem to overcome, and I know I will. Chicago singer-songwriter Joe Pug is just too damn fine a musician to estrange me from the pristine pickings and fully-fleshed arrangements of his debut, full-length album, Messenger (Lightening Rod Records). But on this, his sure-to-be intro to the kind of masses who dig great, modern songwriters (think Neko Case, Conor Oberst, M. Ward, Gillian Welch), color me a tad disappointed...for now. It's Ok. I'm sure I'll be the only one.