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Nation of Heat EP

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Hymn #101
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Call It What You Will
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Nobody's Man
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Hymn #35
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I Do My Father's Drugs
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Speak Plainly Diana
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Nation of Heat
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Total Tracks: 7   Total Length: 24:19

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Peter Blackstock was co-founder/co-editor of No Depression magazine from 1995-2008. He is co-author of SXSW Scrapbook (Essex Press, 2011), an informal history o...more »

09.10.08
Joe Pug, Nation of Heat EP
2008 | Label: Joe Pug / CD Baby

"I've come to say exactly what I mean," Joe Pug declares in "Hymn #101," the very first song on his very first record. That sums up the simplicity at the heart of this young songwriter's art. Not so much in a literal sense, perhaps; his lyrics aren't always as clear-cut as that salient line. But the spare and straightforward manner in which Pug presents these seven songs — his confident, craggy voice backed by deft… read more »

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listen to joe pug

Travage

every word that this man sings is carefully written. a folk hero in this modern america. hymn 101 and nation of heat are as good as any songs i have ever heard.

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A Treasure

merfdawg

"Nation of Heat" was such a breath of fresh air to hear for the first time, and then continued to grow on me even more. Joe Pug can write a great song. It's comfortably familiar even if it's all new to my ears.

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Refreshing

JTPIII

Nation of Heat is excellent. Joe Pug's songs belie his young age. He writes with maturity and clarity, and pours emotion into every tune. His words are at once powerful and accessible. Music needs more artists like Joe Pug.

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A man and his guitar

ljadams1

I saw Joe Pug recently at a folks festival. He has thoughtful lyrics and a clear unique voice. I really enjoyed this album, especially Hymn #101. Don't be surprised if you hear him compared to Bob Dylan. He even plays the harmonica:)