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Listen: Joe Pug has the Mountain Stage Song of the Week

Joe Pug on Mountain Stage, taped February 23, 2020.
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Songwriter Joe Pug has made six appearances on Mountain Stage since 2008. His ability to paint a scene is among his greatest gifts, as you can hear in our song of the week, “After Curfew.”

The song appears on Pug’s latest release, The Flood In Color. Like many artists, Pug is adapting to the current state of affairs by getting creative. He has started his own “Social Distancing Tour” by offering personal concerts online.

You can hear the entire set from Pug, plus exciting performances recorded last February by Railroad Earth, ukelele phenom Jake Shimabukuro, songwriting duo The Mastersons, and Emily Scott Robinson, on this week’s broadcast. Find the playlist here and tune in via one of these NPR Music stations.


Credit Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage
Guest artists gather for one more number to close out this week’s episode. This is the last fresh episode we recorded prior to the national pandemic.

This week’s show is the last of the fresh episodes we recorded before the pandemic. In the coming weeks we’ll be airing some favorites from our archive, and soon we’ll be asking you to vote on which episodes we revisit on the radio this May.

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