Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Big fella, sad songs

One of the many cool things NPR does with music is its Tiny Desk Concerts.  They've done more than 100 of them at the desk of Bob Boilen, host of All Songs Considered. Here they captured Damien Jurado, an artist with whom we were not familar.  Nothing overpowering, just a big fella singing sad songs and playing simple chords on his Alvarez guitar. 

We'd love to know the story behind "Newspaper Gown," so we'll probably start digging around. Jurado's MySpace pages describes his music as "Down-tempo / Folk Rock / Minimalist" and, well, that's certainly not misleading. We didn't learn a lot more, but after all the guy's a minimalist.

How we hate to chase people away from the Sanctuary, but do yourself a favor and bookmark this link:  It's a great place to discover new music.

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