Damien Jurado

Damien Jurado is an American indie rock singer/songwriter from Seattle, Washington. He quietly built up one of the strongest catalogs on the indie scene, earning high critical praise yet somehow never quite getting his proper due. Nick Drake had a definite impact on much of his work, but Jurado modeled his career on more idiosyncratic, unpredictable figures like Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, or Randy Newman — songwriters who followed their own muse wherever it took them, whether fans and critics agreed or not. Many of Jurado’s best songs spun concise, literate tales of quiet everyday despair, which often earned him comparisons to short story writer Raymond Carver.”

His website can be found here: damienjurado.com

This tune can be found on his LP titled Caught in the Trees at this link.


  1. Very good.


  2. wow, his voice is pure and true like a fine instrument. the story in the song cut me to the bone.


  3. “quiet everyday despair.” That’s what I felt in this song. Like Beth, I’m a little stunned.


  4. I have to download this so I can listen whenever I want..need to hear some more of his work too. Fantastic find David, thank you.


  5. Resigned despair; its palpable. Somehow, his look doesn’t match his sound.


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