Tuesday 1 May 2012

TUESDAY BLUES! Damien Jurado - Museum of Flight

Damien Jurado - Museum of Flight (2012)

Some singers apply their trade for years, building a loyal, cult following but rarely getting any mainstream coverage and one example of this is Seattle based singer/songwriter Damien Jurado.

This beautiful track features on his 10th and latest album "Maraqopa".  I love it's gentle strumming, heartfelt lyrics and melancholy sound - but then again that's no surprise!

Damien Jurado, MARAQOPA, Tune Doctor,
Damien Jurado - John C Reilly meets Jon Favreau

I first heard of him years ago when I read that he was (at the time) one of Thom Yorke's favourite singers - and if he was good enough for Thom, he was good enough for me.

He'll be playing some Festivals this year, including the Green Man Festival! - Must get tickets!!!

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1 May 2012 at 07:42

Now this is spooky. I spent an hour yesterday evening listening to various Damien Jurado tunes, but couldn't decide which one to post. I wake up this morning to find that you've made the decision for me - and what a cracking choice it is!

Maraqopa is produced by Richard Swift whose own albums I would heartily recommend - a 21st Century Harry Nilsson.

1 May 2012 at 12:27

I heard 'Nothing is the News' a couple of days ago and was really taken by it and thought I must check this cat out. And now you post this! This great, 10 albums? Where have I been...

1 May 2012 at 13:17

The Swede - "Great minds think alike!"

I'll have to check out Richard Swift - thanks for the tip!

2 May 2012 at 10:37

If it is good enough for SFW it is good enough for me! seriously this is good!