Damien Jurado

Johnny Brenda's Presents

Damien Jurado

Naomi Wachira

Sun, May 20, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$18.00

This event is 21 and over

All shows are 21+ Proper I.D. required for admission

Damien Jurado - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Damien Jurado
Let me tell you a story about a boy with raven hair and a crooked smile.

This boy grew up moving from state to state, watching the hills grow flat from a backseat window and the brush become evergreens in the headlights of their rented truck.

All those goodbyes can break a boy’s heart, at least that’s what I’m told, but they can also shake loose parts you don’t expect, like eyes that see things others have trouble putting their fingers on. And when you can see like he does, I think it’s only natural you’ve got to find a way to tell someone.

For him it started with a paintbrush and pieces of canvas before it became a guitar and a microphone. I suppose if someone took away those too he’d just find a different way to get the story out.

For the last two decades he’s been creating and performing songs—for TV shows and movies, and alongside names like Filous and Moby. He’s been writing and recording albums with people like Richard Swift.

But mainly he’s been painting pictures for the people in towns he spent his childhood passing through, the brothers and sisters and cousins who wait in line at theatres and bars, and who listen to his music in their kitchens.

Like previous albums, the horizon just laughed started with a dream. Though, that’s where things change, as they often do. It is his first self-produced album, more personal and more rooted than even his Maraqopa trilogy, as though after so much time on the road he’s stumbled upon his home.

But, like I told you, this is just a story; you’ll have to ask him if you want the truth.

Claire Carey Deering
Naomi Wachira - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Naomi Wachira
Seattle singer-songwriter Naomi Wachira was born in Kenya and grew up singing gospel music in a choir of family and friends. Inspired by the music of Tracy Chapman and Miriam Makeba, Wachira saw the potential for song to make the world a better place and set out to create music that is “poignant, hopeful and life-giving.” Since her arrival on the Northwest music scene, she has received numerous accolades, including being named “Best Folk Artist” by Seattle Weekly, and has cultivated a growing base of enthusiastic fans. She has released four recordings to date–“African Girl” (2012), “Naomi Wachira” (2014), “I am Because You Are” (2015)–and her latest album “Song of Lament” was released in June 2017.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
http://www.johnnybrendas.com/