This weekend on Seattle Sounds, Josh Kerns and I are joined in the studio by local singer-songwriter Damien Jurado, who explains to us why he's finally made a record, Maraqopa, that he enjoys.
"I think I spent years trying to craft records that fit into a certain genre that would -- I hate to admit this -- that would get me good reviews in songwriter magazines, that would put me alongside these other artists I wasn't listening to," he says in our interview. "That was a purposeful and conscious decision that I did. I think it worked, and then I think a lot of the times it didn't work."
You can hear lots more of our conversation with Jurado -- and an in-studio performance -- when the show airs at 3 p.m. Sunday on 97.3 KIRO FM. Oh, and we're also giving away tickets to see Megadeth at the Showare Center on Feb. 21!