Joe Pug

By Center for the Arts Crested Butte (other events)

Saturday, August 19 2017 8:00 PM 11:30 PM

Critics praise singer songwriter Joe Pug for his achingly honest literary lyrics. Armed with a guitar, harmonica and voice, his signature techniques in allusion rise from the pen of great novelists, short story writers and poets such as Walt Whitman, John Steinbeck, Raymond Carver and Cormac McCarthy. His narrative songwriting draws comparisons to John Prine and Bob Dylan, while he attributes his melodic sense and narrative structure to John Hiatt. As a resident of Austin, Joe’s musical folk poetry now also pulls from fellow Texas songwriters’ contributions to the American songbook. Joe’s songs can range from declarative to introspective, leading Paste Magazine to state, “Unless your surname is Dylan, Waits, Ritter or Prine, you could face-palm yourself to death trying to pen songs half as inspired as the 10 tracks on Joe Pug’s debut full-length.” He toured nationally and internationally with Steve Earle, patterning much of his live show deliverance on this experience. Joe has played Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and The Newport Folk Festival and been spotlighted on NPR. 8:00 p.m. Early Bird through 8/12: $15. Regular: $20

  • All ages.
  • No outside food or beverages allowed.
  • All ticket sales are final. All tickets are non-refundable/exchangeable, except for canceled events which are not rescheduled. 
  • The Center for the Arts reserves the right to sell overage capacity seating for any event. Please arrive when doors open if you would like to be guaranteed a seat.
  • Doors open 7:30 PM.

Mailing Address

PO Box 1819 Crested Butte, CO 81224