Last year when Damien Jurado was on tour with his temporary personal orchestra, Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground, they stopped by WBEZ Chicago to record a few songs. The recordings are great! Damien is currently supporting Saint Bartlett on tour with John Vanderslice.
Notes From Home recorded a Damien Jurado / John Vanderslice house show in Tacoma, WA back in February for fifty lucky people. If you’re lucky (and we here in Bloomington are), DJ and JV are heading out together on tour this spring. Do yourself a favor and check out the dates here.
When Damien Jurado was on tour this past fall with Shearwater, he stopped by the Washington, DC NPR Headquarters to perform a magnificent Tiny Desk concert, including Saint Bartlett stand outs “Cloudy Shoes,” “Arkansas” and “Beacon Hill” and the unreleased tune “Newspaper Gown.”
The All Songs Considered crew (who we found out are longtime Damien fans!) have always been able to capture the essence of a musician through this ongoing series, given the pure intimacy and simplicity. Stephen Thompson writes:
This one is special: Jurado has spent the last decade churning out albums of raw, time-worn, authentically graceful music, and he’s always possessed a seemingly innate gift for capturing the intricacies of human behavior.
We recently gave you the heads up on Damien’s forthcoming 10th LP and working with Richard Swift again. Damien Begins touring in March with Viva Voce, then supports John Vanderslice in May. All info on those dates and new recording can be found here.
We also have one more Damien news item we’d like to fill you in on: tonight’s episode of House will feature “Everything Trying.” We are told this is going to be a particularly heart-wrenching scene, as you could imagine if you’re familiar with the song.
This lovely photo of Damien Jurado & Richard Swift comes to us via the blog of Damien’s wife Sarah Jurado. Visit her blog post HERE to read about the start of Damien’s tenth record and see more gorgeous photographs of a show at Portland, OR venue Woods, where these two SC vets played alongside members of Vetiver and Fruit Bats this past weekend.
Damien will be on an extensive March-May tour, beginning with West Coast and Southern dates (SXSW included!) with Viva Voce, followed by an April Scandinavian stint, then supporting John Vanderslice throughout the Midwest and East Coast.