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Buy Loading. More Love this track. Play album Buy Loading. Scrobble Stats? What is scrobbling? Artist images 21 more. He has toured extensively since and has opened for alt-country pioneer Steve Earle, singer-songwriter Josh Ritter and folk rocker M. Ward among others. Pug released his first full-length album, Messenger , in February In he also went to the United Kingdom and played… read more.
He has released two EPs, Nation of Heat and In the Meantime the latter of which has been made available for free on his website as well as th… read more.
Similar Artists Play all. Trending Tracks 1. Features Exploring the local sounds and scenes at Noise Pop Fest. Albums of the latest and loved, and the ones to look out for discover By okspud1 15 Feb , am. All Things Hyped: Last. Play track. Love this track. More Love this track Set track as current obsession Get track Loading. Friday 28 August Saturday 29 August Sunday 30 August Monday 31 August Tuesday 1 September Wednesday 2 September Thursday 3 September Friday 4 September Saturday 5 September Sunday 6 September Monday 7 September Tuesday 8 September Wednesday 9 September Thursday 10 September The tune is both polished and ragged at the same time.
The guitar is even dirty and distorted. The percussive feel seems all the more natural and realized. The new record, while including the familiar acoustic side, also include steps forward confidently with fully realized tunes.
Each one shows a different side of the tune. Showing this kind of depth as a songwriter bodes well for his future. Pug is originally from Greenbelt, Maryland , where he lived in the Old Greenbelt neighborhood. Pug attended Eleanor Roosevelt High School. While in high school, Pug, according to a Washingtonian interview, "played in cover bands and at New Year's Eve parties to make money" but "never seriously considered a career in music.
Pug graduated from high school in and enrolled at University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill , where he studied playwriting. Pug later told Kentucky. The creative part of it, where you're generating material and writing songs and then performing those songs But theater definitely helped with the performance part. In , on the night before his senior year fall classes were to start, Pug dropped out of college and drove directly to Chicago, having thought as he mentioned later to The Daily Tar Heel : "I had a moment where I realized life is short and I knew where I wanted to be and I should just get there.
Pug has described his two-day trip from Chapel Hill in his Ford Ranger and his first week in Chicago as "the most magical experience of my entire life".
Pug soon began playing music again at open-mike nights at a local bar. When asked why he began pursuing folk music instead of other musical genres or the playwriting he studied at college, Pug responded:. I feel really comfortable speaking that language. Developing on ideas and themes he was originally attempting to express in a play he was writing called "Austin Fish," Pug began writing the songs that would later become his first EP, Nation of Heat.
In , after Pug self-released Nation of Heat , he began shipping fans 2-song sampler CDs to pass along to their friends.
The unconventional promotional strategy was a success, resulting in Pug sending out over 15, samplers and Nation of Heat selling over 20, copies. As Pug later recalled on his website:. We even covered the postage. Our fans essentially became like a radio station for us, and they still are. After seeing Pug play as his opener, Rhett Miller passed Pug's music onto Steve Earle , with whom he shared a manager.
Earle subsequently tapped Pug, at age 23, to open for his Townes Van Zandt tribute tour. It was a couple months in the U. He was playing solo, so every night, there were only two people on stage. First me, then Steve. West Virginia country-folk singer-songwriter Trae Sheehan aims to find a balance between the traditional and the modern on his new LP.
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