I had been hearing great things about Joe Pug, but it took ArtsCenter Operations Director Brad Porter to get me really to pay attention. You can’t miss with a Chicago-Austin singer-songwriter, I reckon, but like John Fullbright, Pug is a literate, visionary voice creating folk music for the 21st Century. Folk music constantly changes and Joe is part of that evolutionary process. Pug is a young artists that people my age need to hear and embrace for his art spans all ages. In his songs, music, and marketing, he has brought together folk tradition and modern mechanisms. As a performing artist, Pug puts it all on the line for his audiences. Area audiences already know his music, so we are proud to bring Joe Pug to The ArtsCenter.
-Art Menius, ArtsCenter Executive Director