Everything Trying

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

Liked this? Check out Jurado singing Sheets.


  1. Terrific clip, David. “Sad Songs in Chicago” is a great tune. I wonder if they are singing it on the doorstep of a home here in Chicago! Thank you for introducing me to Damien Jurado! Cher xo


  2. and i have never gotten over the first notes out of his mouth on ‘sheets.’ i bought it the instant i finished listening to it for the first time. and i thank you for that. something about his voice, and that song, that was so haunting and sad and filled with longing, made me need to listen to it again and again.


  3. Thank you for sharing this and the introduction it is a gift! 🙂 As are you!


  4. Love it… 🙂


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