Music News - Damien Jurado

Damien Jurado’s beautiful, haunting Where Shall You Take Me? was one of my favorite albums of 2003, and a career peak for Jurado. It’s a dusty collection of folks songs that get better the more traditional they sound (except for the rockin' "Texas To Ohio" - which sounds awesome as is). Since then he has released a few solid albums that just haven’t grabbed me nearly as much as that one, or his early stuff, did. Regardless, Jurado has proven himself to be one of the more adventurous and interesting artists working in the Americana field today.

Fast forward to 2007 - Jurado and his band (Eric Fisher and Jenna Conrad) will be entering the studio to work on the follow up to last year’s And Now That I’m In Your Shadow. They will be recording in Avast! Studios in Seattle with Casey Foubert (Pedro the Lion, Crystal Skulls, Richard Swift) producing.

Jurado & company will also be hitting the road later this summer in support of Okkervil River (who are set to release their own new album soon, The Stage Names). Dates below (all with Okkervil River except the first):

07/21/07 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile Cafe w/ Grand Hallway + Night Canopy
09/03/07 San Diego, CA - Casbah
09/04/07 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
09/05/07 San Francisco, CA - Independent
09/08/07 Portland, OR - Berbati's Pan (MusicFest NW)
09/09/07 Vancouver, British Columbia - Richard's on Richards
09/10/07 Seattle, WA - Neumos
09/13/07 Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
09/14/07 Omaha, NE - Waiting Room
09/15/07 Iowa City, IA - Picador
09/17/07 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
09/18/07 Chicago, IL - Logan Square Auditorium
09/19/07 Urbana, IL - The Canopy Club (Pygmalion Festival)
09/21/07 Toronto, Ontario - Lee's Palace
09/22/07 Hamilton, Ontario - Pepper Jack's Cafe
09/23/07 Montreal, Quebec - La Sala Rossa
09/24/07 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
09/25/07 Boston, MA - Middle East
09/26/07 Northampton, MA - Iron Horse
09/28/07 New York, NY - Webster Hall
09/29/07 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
09/30/07 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
10/02/07 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
10/03/07 Athens, GA - 40 Watt
10/04/07 Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder
10/06/07 Houston, TX - Walter's on Washington

MP3 :: What Were The Chances
Video :: What Were The Chances
(from And Now That I’m In Your Shadow)

Bonus MP3 :: Texas To Ohio
(from Where Shall You Take Me?)

Bonus MP3 :: White Center
(from On My Way To Absence)

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