How to Steal Like a Professional Songwriter with Joe Pug


The Music District - 639 S College


Have you ever listened to a song and wanted to take a chord progression or set of lyrics and transpose it into an entirely unique song? It can be done authentically and practically and without infringing upon copyright laws. Artists “borrow” from other artists all the time, creating new from existing and redefining boundaries for creative expression.

Singer/Songwriter, Joe Pug will discuss what he finds inspiring and how anyone can turn an existing song into their own unique voice. He’ll play is own originals as well as popular cover songs that he has transformed into his own personal style. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own instruments to play along!

About the Presenter

Joe Pug is an American singer-songwriter from Greenbelt, Maryland. Pug’s acclaimed narrative songwriting has led critics to draw comparisons between his work and that of John Prine and Bob Dylan. His stated influences include John Hiatt, Warren Zevon, and Beck, as well as literary figures such as John Steinbeck, Raymond Carver and most notably, Walt Whitman.