When we booked a session with Damien Jurado, I assumed he’d stick to songs from his most recent record, Saint Bartlett. And that would have been fine. Instead, though, Jurado treated us to some deep cuts, including a couple personal favorites (“Rehearsals for Departure,” “What Were the Chances”). These older ones, Jurado said, are songs he hasn’t played live in a long time or ever.
Plus, we get a couple of new, unreleased songs — “You for a While” and “Newspaper Gown” (mp3 above). Check out the full session below, five intimate performances in all, and Columbus folks mark your calendars for Damien Jurado at the Treehouse May 22. Continue reading