Spawned from the swamps of Southeast Texas and steeped in the honky-tonk tradition of Beaumont, Pug Johnson remains a true voice for roots music. Raised on a cattle/chicken ranch, Pug heard and felt the influences of traditional Country acts such as Waylon Jennings, George Jones, and Alan Jackson at an early age. As he grew older, his taste in music did as well, allowing Pug to trace the roots of his beloved country tunes back to original Country bluesmen like Jimmie Rodgers, Mississippi John Hurt, and Blind Willie Johnson. Pug put his love for music to the test at 16, forming Slow Rollin’ Lows with schoolmate Jeremy Porter. For six years SRL hit the Texas/Red Dirt scene playing any honky-tonk that would have them and released three full length albums before moving to Nashville in early 2012. Being away from home and surrounded by like-minded people Pug began to find his sound. He released The Throwed Off & Glad EP in the Summer of 2013 which featured songs written after the big move. Tracks such as “Country Song,” “Throwed Off & Glad” and “The Pug Song” twang with country tradition and hillbilly charm. A softer side and tarnished innocence is detected in the angst of “Angel” and “I Just Wanna Say,” while “One Hand on my Whiskey” drives a Texas bourbon blues beat bound for self-destruction. Pug, now 23 is fully committed to his cause and is striving harder than ever to spread his country butter on the biscuit that is American music…all while having one hell of a time.