Damien Jurado – White Center

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Towards the end of the year Damien Jurado is embarking on a European tour, which will include several dates in Ireland including Whelans on the 4th of December. By then the country will probably be awash with rain so a night in an intimate venue with the Seattle based troubadour could be the ideal pre-Christmas shindig to warm the chestnuts. Jurado has been around the block for quite a while and even played with David Bazan from Pedro the Lion in a previous metal group (!). He has 7 albums to his name and here am I jumping on the wagon at number 7 ‘On My Way To Absence’ which came out last year. ‘White Centre’ opened the album and what a wispy piece of modern folk it is. The arrangements are considered and ripe with melodic turns but its Jurado’s singing that overwhelms. He issues as if his lips were pressed against the microphone, the words are delivered so crisply he could almost be in the room with you. The effect is dramatic, a soft ambiance that’ll hit you as hard as a tonne of feathers. It could be a wonderful winter. KD

Damien Jurado – White Center

More Info: Official & Myspace
Buy Album: [UK] On My Way to Absence [US] On My Way to Absence
Year: 2005

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  1. August 1, 2006
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    Hm, I never knew that David Bazan had played with Damien Jurado, very cool.Anyway, I just wanted to stop by to say thanks for the kind words over at my blog! WordPress is great, though it would probably be better on a host of your own–Wordpress.com is painfully uncustomizeable. It’s more user friendly than Blogger though and more organized. I’d create an account on wordpress.com and just do a couple test posts and see if you like it.Well, thanks again!– Cu

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