Trials + Tribulations

DJ/LG Recap
April 5, 2009, 8:56 am
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As promised, here’s video and photos from the Damien Jurado/Laura Gibson show last night. Both were really awesome. So was the audience! They were actually quiet! So it made for an awesome viewing experience.

dsc00813Laura is sweet and seems a little shy, but is totally adorable. She said her voice was “raspy” but I thought it was still awesome. She played stuff from both her albums, but sadly nothing from the Six White Horses ep. Her backing band, Sean Ogilvie and Micah Rabwin are also in another band, Musee Mecanique. They provided great ambience for Laura’s stunning voice. Here’s a video of Laura explaining the use of the song Hands in Pockets” in a Oregon Humane Society commercial (see it here) and then plays the song.

See more photos of Laura at Flickr.dsc00836

I was surprised to see that Damien was playing all by himself. I guess it’s just him and his wife traveling together on the road. He was very talkative between songs, and even during songs. He name-dropped Sufjan Stevens (says that Sufjan’s technique of looking towards the audience and not being distracted is staring at a light at the back of the room throughout the show), messed up on a few songs, told funny stories about his boy (“Dad why are all of your songs sad? Do people pay to see you play? You should give them their money back”) and of course, played some sad songs. Dude’s got a few. He really does know how to write ’em though. This one in the video gave me chills (also, if you haven’t, check out his song What Were the Chances“)

He also premiered a new song that he wrote that day. Hear him talk about it and play the song about “three people in a room, one of whom is dead.”

And also, the song “Letters and Drawings,” one of the “two upbeat songs” we heard all evening.

See more photos of Damien at Flickr. And go see them when they roll through your town!!

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Very nice, thanks soo much for the videos – this tour is a must see, both Jurado and Gibson!!

That video of “Now That I’m In Your Shadow” is incredible.


Comment by Smansmith

thanks! you’re very right- definitely a must-see show!!

Comment by copfy

thanks for posting these videos! letters and drawings…so fantastic. i think my hand is in the shot in one of your videos (i was the large poly looking dude right up front)

Comment by jonathan canlas

My friend on Facebook shared this link with me and I’m not dissapointed that I came here.

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