This isn't the first time we've mentioned this. During his stop by the Guest Apartment
, Justin Townes Earle's shared his thoughts with us regarding his friend and touring partner, Joe Pug
. "With Pug we have a chance for something really special". It's plain to hear and see, of course. But it was Earle's choice of wording that really summed up the potential of the young, Chicago songwriter. He chose the word "we": that's you, me, everyone...
A few weeks later we had the pleasure to welcome Pug himself to our West Village digs. Here, with a quick performance and a little candid conversation, Pug reveals both the songs and the persona that are guiding him along. In regards to song, performances of "Unsophisticated Heart" and "Not So Sure" (from his latest album Messenger
) absolutely glow, with vocals and lyrics pinpoint for the viewer's soul. On the personality side of things, we met a musician who comes across as genuine, passionate, hard working, and a bit mystified by his good fortune.
We're not. This is a prizewinning exhibition of extraordinary talent, and it's yours with our latest episode of the Guest Apartment. - David Pitz
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