Joe Pug – Deep Dark Wells [music video]

by Woody on May 23, 2013

It goes without saying that HearYa are big fans of Joe Pug. We’ve had him pay us a visit two times – here and here. Not to mention that Shirk produced his first album. He’s about as genuine guy as you’ll meet in the business, always ready with a smile. Here’s the story about the video and some tour dates.

When Joe Pug relocated from Chicago to Austin, TX in 2010 he certainly knew he was heading to a part of the country that had musical history without peer. What he didn’t know is that he’d quickly strike up a friendship with a local legend that he hadn’t even heard of at that point, Harvey “Tex” Thomas Young. Taken with the simplicity and subtlety of his work, Pug made Young’s haunting tale of redemption and perserverance “Deep Dark Wells” a staple of his live show.

It was clear pretty quickly that the audience was connecting to it on the same level as I was, and I’m qutie proud that we decided to make it the first cover song we’ve included on the album,” says Pug. “Harvey’s music may not be well known outside of Texas just yet, but hopefully whatever small exposure this version gets will bring it one step closer to its rightful inclusion in the American songbook.”

The video is as sparse and simple as the song, primarily featuring video short by Pug himself throughout his fall 2012 tour.


May 23 Boulder, CO — E-Town Hall
May 24 Denver, CO — L2 Arts and Culture Center
May 26 Black Forest, CO — Meadowgrass Festival
May 31 Iowa City, IA — Englert Theatre
June 1 Nelsonville, OH — Nelsonville Music Festival
June 2 Chicago, IL — City Winery
June 3 Chicago, IL — City Winery
June 4 Detroit, MI — The Magic Stick
June 6 St. Louis, MO — Twangfest
June 22 Chicago, IL — Beat Kitchen (SOLD OUT)
June 23 Chicago, IL — Green Music Festival
July 15 Helena, MT — Myrna Loy Center
July 18 Rapid City, SD — Main Street Square
Aug 3 Elkin, NC — Reevestock Music Festival
Aug 22-23 Fayetteville, AR — Fayatteville Roots Festi

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Chris May 23, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Those June 2/3 dates in Chicago aren’t on the City Winery website or Pug’s website. Do you know something they don’t?

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