A Plug For Joe

Chicago singer-songwriter Joe Pug plays Dolan’s Warehouse in Limerick this Sunday as support to his fellow countryman, Josh Ritter. He’s been writing songs and touring for three years now and has also played support to Steve Earle and M. Ward. Pug (an abbreviation of his actual name, Pugliese) had been studying playwriting at the University of Carolina when he decided to drop out at the beginning of his final year to pursue a musical career. While working as a carpenter, Joe used ideas from a play he had been working on to form the basis of the songs on his first EP, Nation of Heat. Since then, he has recorded another EP, In the Meantime, and his debut album, Messenger. With his literary background, it’s not surprising that the structure and lyrics of his songs are quite impressive. He also has a strong and distinctive voice and should certainly warm up the crowd for Josh Ritter at Dolan’s

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