Last year I found myself drawn in by new singer songwriter Joe Pug.

Maybe I just like to root for the little guy- who works with his hands during the day and records late at night.

Could be that I appreciateĀ  his ties to the Triangle as a former UNC playwriting major.

Or the fact that he built a fan base by playing live constantly and giving his music away for free.

Perhaps I’m just a sucker for a blue-collar voice and lyrical lyrics.

Whatever the case- I like Joe Pug.

And he’s got new music dropping in just a few weeks on 2/16.

You can hear 2 new songs- “Messenger” and “Unsophisticated Heart” – on his MYSPACE player right now.

Or check out the video below: