It’s Monday morning as I write this and I have the day off from work much to the dismay of everyone I know. Couple this with a pot of coffee and Joe Pug’s latest EP and you have the perfect cocktail for a relaxing do-nothing morning session. Joe is giving away the In The Meantime EP for free if you join his mailing list. A lot more palatable than your daily ‘heaven-or-hell’ scenario, no? Joe’s blue-collar, smoke-stained approach can soothe even the most high-strung of souls. I recommend this for fans of Dylan or Steve Earle and Langhorne Slim/Jon Snodgrass (Drag The River). In fact, Joe has lined up several European show dates this winter alongside Earle. Check out the video for ‘Hymn #101’ below and his Daytrotter and Laundromatinee sessions. If you like what you hear you can pick up the Nation Of Heat EP over at CDBaby. It really is only a matter of time before everyone starts catching on to what Mr. Pug is trying to say.