Joe Pug Announces West Coast Dates supporting Joe Ely

And, my beloved Portland is not there! BUT. This is totally worth a drive to Seattle on a Sunday and staying overnight, day off work Monday and everything.

http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3359284&pl=tractor

Joe and I have a history. I feel like I know him so intimately because of his lyrical honesty, intensity and depth. I have listened to every single one of his EPs, full-lengths, and live downloads, more times than I can count. He is one of the hard-working artists I have seen – not because he tours endlessly, but for the fact that when he gave up art school in North Carolina he got on the road, hitched a ride to Chicago, wrote some songs, and started hand-making his own album covers, self-producing and self-promoting everything. And it was all free, in the beginning. He still lives out that principle with the free five-song download from his site. And I get personal emails every time he’s in Dallas or Portland.

And oh, the poetry he writes. And the voice he has.

This.

Must.

Happen.

(And Joe Ely’s pretty freakin’ great too).

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