Joe Pug at a SxSW 2009 Late Night Loft Party

by Shirk on April 7, 2009

After a rowdy evening watching the Felice Brothers over at Habana, I met up with Joe Pug for a Lone Star before heading to a late night loft party on Brazos where he was invited to perform a short acoustic set.‚  It turned out to be the perfect ending to a long day at SXSW.

There were only 20 people there, including longtime Joe Pug supporter and blogger at Songs:Illinois, Craig Bonnell.‚  Sometime last year, Craig hosted a house show and invited Joe to perform and shortly after I started to hear a lot of talk about Joe Pug around Chicago.

Joe wowed the relaxed audience, playing three or four tunes including “Hymn 35” from his fantastic EP Nation of Heat.‚  My apologies for the poor video quality, the lights were dim and color video got a bit too grainy.

Video: Joe Pug – Hymn 35 (Live at SxSW 2009)

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Kevin April 7, 2009 at 12:09 pm

I am incredibly jealous. Looks like a great time.

oz April 7, 2009 at 6:45 pm

I’m pretty sure I was either doing a jagerbomb or getting thrown out of Chuggin Monkey when this was happening. I might have been falling down.

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