Joe Pug (USA)

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Joe Pug (USA) Tickets

7:00pm, Thu 13th July, 2017
Spotted Mallard, MELBOURNE, VIC

Ticket Type Sale Dates Ticket Price Booking Fee Total Price* Ticket Price Quantity
General Admission Sales Close: 6:00pm, Thu 13th Jul, 2017 $30.00 $3.30 $33.30

$33.30 ($30.00 + $3.30 Booking Fee)*

Sales Close: 6:00pm, Thu 13th Jul, 2017

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Event Details

With Guest Courtney Marie Andrews

If the opening notes on Joe Pug's new LP "Windfall" are a bit disorienting, his fans won't likely be surprised. The Austin, TX singer songwriter has made a habit of defying expectations so the piano-driven "Bright Beginnings" and the atmospheric rumination of "Great Hosannas" are just further indication that he's quite comfortable stepping outside of the guy-with-a-guitar trappings of the genre.

His rise has been as improbable as it has been impressive. After dropping out of college and taking on work as a carpenter in Chicago, he got his musical start by providing CDs for his fans to pass along to their friends. This led to a string of sold out shows and a record deal with Nashville indie Lightning Rod Records (Jason Isbell, Billy Joe Shaver). As he toured behind "Messenger" (2010) and The Great Despiser (2012) it was with a band that looked as much like a jazz trio as an Americana band. "I never quite found a live band that captured what I was aiming for until I connected with Greg [Tuohey-electric guitar] and Matt [Schuessler-upright bass]. It was an arrangement that maybe didn't make a ton of sense on paper but 10 minutes into the first rehearsal I knew this was going to be my band." The following years would have them on the road for over four hundred shows, including stops at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and The Newport Folk Festival.