/ The Giving Tree Band / Shawn Brewster (oldboy)
Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012 8:30 PM EDT
(7:30 PM Doors)
Grog Shop, Cleveland Heights, OH
Celebrated singer/songwriter, Joe Purdy is more aptly described as a troubadour—the
term, as archaic as it may seem, refers moreover to the idea of a communicator of folklore
through song-- one who travels and tells stories using the effective medium of music.
Purdy understands that his own live music tradition, has as much to do with commanding
captivated, pin-drop silence as it does prompting roars, (which it most definitely has),
because in those hushed moments, a solemn and crystal-clear voice, the resonance of
acoustic guitar strings into the reverberant din of a music hall, his stories are being heard.
It is a pure experience, untouched and untied to any racket or industry. It’s about Joe and