[Really Quick] CONTEST: Win a Pair to Twangfest TONIGHT feat. Joe Pug and More!

Joe Pug‘s unassuming babyface disguises a deeply intelligent, prolific songwriter who weaves minutes-long American tales of love and loss, joy and pain. His 2012 album, The Great Despiser, features Pug most prominently as the omniscient narrator of other people’s stories, which situates the artist in what might be the most advanced stage of his already impressive young writing career.


Tonight, Joe Pug takes to the Duck Room stage at Blueberry Hill for the second evening of KDHX’s famous Twangfest, an annual celebration of rock, roots, folk, and Americana music in St. Louis. Providing support for Pug is Akron, OH’s husband and wife duo, Shivering Timbers (who often travel as a trio with a drummer and sometimes their kiddo, on toy piano). Also on tap for the evening: Motel Mirrors, a new-ish side project of STL favorite Amy LaVere, John Paul Keith, and Shawn Zorn, and STL’s peppy pop darlings Scarlet Tanager.

Poster by Jason Potter.

The Twangfest organizers have bestowed upon IWTAS a pair of tickets to tonight’s concert, which I obviously can’t recommend highly enough. The catch: This contest ends at 4pm, a mere 4 hours from now and 4 hours prior to the start of the show. 

Wanna go? Leave us a Joe Pug lyric in the comments section below that you love enough to put on a tattoo or a tombstone – there are plenty of gems in his catalog from which to choose. Good luck!

Comments (11)

  1. Mary Clavenna says:

    “Yes there’s mysteries in the basement, but there’s comic books upstairs.”, from Speak Plainly, Diana. Thanks for the chance to win these tickets!

  2. Jeff Trotter says:

    Oops, forgot my Joe Pug lyric.

    “Everything that you were meant for,
    Everything that you were born to do,
    Does not need you to do it.
    Someone else was born to do it too.”

  3. Bridget says:

    “And I’ve come to be untroubled in my seeking.
    And I’ve come to see that nothing is for naught.
    I’ve come to reach out blind
    To reach forward and behind
    For the more I seek the more I’m sought”

  4. Nicole Schuchmann says:

    I saw crimson, I saw dark blue
    The last time I saw you
    – The first time I saw you

  5. ann linhorst says:

    After all the trouble, after all the commotion…
    I walked right through.
    The door was always open.
    from the door was always open.
    and it would be on my grave stone.

  6. Cara Fostet says:

    “I say: The more I buy The more I’m bought And the more I’m bought The less I cost.”

  7. Anna Molitor says:

    “She said let’s call it quit
    Lets not call it the end of the world
    Call it what you will, I’m heartbroken still
    Words are just words.”

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