On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, singer-songwriter Damien Jurado and standup comedian and actor Nick Thune sit down together in advance of their upcoming joint “Sad Music, Sad Comedy” tour, which is hitting the East Coast this January. The two became friends after the passing in 2018 of their mutual friend, producer and musician Richard Swift, who both Nick and Damien made records with. As well as swapping stories about Swift, the two discuss how Swift’s death pushed Nick to get sober, how comedians want to be musicians (and vice versa), Nick teaching his kid manipulative behavior so he can excel at Made You Look and how Damien discovered the Beatles in his forties, plus they set the ground rules for their tour – Cracker Barrel, look out! For more filmmakers and musicians in conversation, subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast. Today’s show was recorded at Bedrock.LA by Eric Rennaker and at Hook and Fade Studios in Brooklyn by our co-producer Mark Yoshizumi. The Talkhouse Podcast’s theme song was composed and performed by The Range.
Damien Jurado joins us on this week's Fretboard Journal Podcast to talk about the making of 'In the Shape of a Storm,' his incredible new solo acoustic album. 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 (just two microphones; recorded in just a couple of hours); explains why he moved from the Pacific Northwest; and speaks candidly about his relationship with the late, great Richard Swift. Plus a lot more...
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