Podcast 247: Damien Jurado

Damien Jurado joins us on this week’s Fretboard Journal Podcast to talk about the making of his 2019 album, In the Shape of a Storm (Mama Bird Recordings). This album is a bit of a departure for Jurado – after years of making indie-folk records with big production, including his collaborations with the late Richard Swift – he decided to make as sparse an album as possible, just voice and guitar recorded in a studio on two microphones. The result is one of the most arresting albums we’ve heard all year.

During our chat, Jurado talks about the inspiration he received from a no-name nylon-stringed guitar; walks us through the album’s sparse production; explains why he relocated from the Pacific Northwest to California; and talks to us about his relationship with Swift. Plus a lot more…

Love the FJ Podcast? Then you should know that we have two more podcasts in our family: Luthier on Luthier and the Truth About Vintage Amps with Skip Simmons.

Above photo courtesy Vikesh Kapoor