Damien Jurado + Dana Gavanski
Damien Jurado has played in Doornroosje a few times before, but the intimate setting of the Stevenskerk is something else. Jurado has been releasing folk and lo-fi songs since 1995 and has been evolving his sound with every subsequent album ever since. The man from Seattle signed a contract with quality label Sub Pop even before his debut, only to move to Secretly Canadian a decade later. His music has evolved over the years, although it has never lost its darker edges. During live performances he will drag you into his emotions, resulting in shows that are very impressive. On Wednesday 19 February he is coming to the Netherlands for an exclusive show.
“In the Shape of a Storm” is the title of his new and very first solo album; it’s certainly his most pure and ‘naked’ albums so far. It features just his voice, acoustic guitar and some spare guitar sounds of his friend Josh Gordon in the background. In Jurado’s opinion it’s a document that acts like his first black and white photograph: a snapshot of the songs that were recorded in only two hours, yet also a document in which his 19 year career deeply resonates.
“There is nothing left to hide” Jurado sings in the opening song. “I believe songs have their own time and place. For these ten, that time has finally come.”
Tonight he will bring his new work solo in an acoustic setting, perhaps with some of his old songs as well.
Note: this is a seated concert with no fixed seating arrangements.