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Joe Pug

Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Neurolux


Chicago-based singer-songwriter Joe Pug continues his fall tour with a stop in Boise before heading back into the studio to work on the follow-up to his 2012 LP, The Great Despiser, an album that blends the free verse, beatnik lyrical style of Bob Dylan with the musical sensibility of The Tallest Man on Earth. In his relatively short career, Pug (short for Pugliese) has opened for Idaho native Josh Ritter, folk god M. Ward and country pioneer Steve Earle. To get a sense of his sound, you can download Pug's 2010 EP, In the Meantime, for free from his website, where Pug says giving his music away allows his fans to "take these songs and spread them as wide and far as [they] see fit."