Celebrated singer-songwriter Joe Purdy is more aptly described as a troubadour. The term, as archaic as it may seem, refers to the idea of a communicator of folklore through a 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. It's about Purdy and his audience.