Damien Jurado, Thursday 15 March, 7.30pm: An Acoustic Journey Through Maraqopa

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Damien Jurado, Thursday 15 March, 7.30pm: An Acoustic Journey Through Maraqopa

Introspective American folk music from a Seattle based artist with influences such as Randy Newman, Neil Young, Lou Reed and Sonic Youth. Currently, Jurado releases music on the Secretly Canadian label, touring and writing music in between teaching kindergarten. An interesting facet of his music is his tendency towards experimentation, often using found sound and field recordings in his work.

Providing the ideal entry point for neophytes and an intoxicating aural high for the faithful, Damien Jurado’s latest opus extends the hot streak ignited by 2012’s Maraqopa and its 2014 follow-up Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal SonVisions of Us On The Land (released last year on Secretly Canadian) completes the tale of an individual who has had to disappear from society in order to discover some universal truths.

There was no grand scheme to make a trilogy at the outset. Exuberantly prolific, its creator simply wanted the first record to be “a quick snapshot. But it’s become something that lives in a huge way in my conscience. Maraqopa is this peaceful place I can go to in my mind. A little bit psychedelic, but you’re not using substances. The brain is such a powerful thing. In that uncharted territory I was able to tap in and find this place. Which was called Maraqopa.”

Damien Jurado brings the Maraqopa trilogy to Bethnal Green in March, following on from his triumphant performance at Islington Assembly Hall in 2016.
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Tickets £19.50 +bf adv.