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Joe Pug – CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER
Presented by the River House Restaurant
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CANCELATION UPDATE: We are unfortunately going to have to cancel tonight’s River House Restaurant Concert series performance with JOE PUG WITH DAVID AUSTIN, due to fast approaching, inclement weather from Hurricane Ida. It is looking near 100% likely that we will have significant rain and winds this evening in the Park. Thank you for your understanding. We are very disappointed to lose this show. Your support makes a big difference to us in these challenging times. We hope to see you at future events.
What began as a process of collecting archived session files for a B-sides album morphed into an obsessive remix. Finally, it became a full-on album process with entirely new songs. “The Diving Sun” brings together lost gems from Joe Pug’s various studio sessions with producers Duane Lundy (Jim James, Ben Sollee) and Kenneth Pattengale (The Milk Carton Kids, Joy Williams), along with new songs recorded in quarantine.
Joe Pug is a singer-songwriter noted for his lyrical acumen and plaintive harmonica style. After dropping out of college in his early twenties, he moved to Chicago where he worked as a carpenter before breaking into the city’s music scene. Since 2008, he has released a string of critically-acclaimed albums and toured heavily in the U.S. and abroad. Paste Magazine has written of his music, “Unless your surname is Dylan, Waits, Ritter, or Prine, you could face-palm yourself to death trying to pen songs half as inspired.”
He has toured with Steve Earle, Levon Helm, and Sturgill Simpson. In 2015, Brandon Flowers of The Killers personally tapped Joe to open a European tour after hearing his song “If Still It Can’t Be Found.” He has appeared at Lollapalooza, Bonnarroo, and The Newport Folk Festival.
Additionally, he is the creator and host of The Working Songwriter podcast, an interview show that has become a premier destination for songwriters to discuss their craft. Past guests have included Lucinda Williams, Ian Mackaye of Fugazi, Josh Ritter, Kathleen Edwards, and many more.
Table and blanket reservations are non-refundable, but can be transferred to another date in the 2021 season. General Admission Donations do not include reserved seating; they are a means to making a gate donation in advance. Table reservations seat four. Blanket reservations are placed in the blankets-only area of lawn and do not allow for chair placement.