Singer/songwriter Damien Jurado has been growing his craft to new heights over the last few years with albums like St. Bartlett, Maraqopa, Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son, and Visions of Us on the Land. He’s taken a simple folk sound and structure and built it into something epic. Yet even without the Richard Swift production and 70s vibe, Jurado’s sound remains just as big with nothing more than his voice and acoustic guitar.

On May 4th Jurado will be releasing his new album on Secretly Canadian titled The Horizon Just Laughed. According to Secretly Canadian:

Like previous albums, The Horizon Just Laughed started with a dream. Though, that’s where things change, as they often do. It is Damien Jurado’s first self-produced album in a 20+ year career, 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 (quoting Claire Carey Deering’s album bio).

On first listen to single “Over Rainbows and Rainier” it sounds as if Damien Jurado is getting back to basics. The song is a delicate piece of songwriting with Jurado’s religious imagery coming through. It’s a beautiful track.

The Horizon Just Laughed will be released on May 4th on Secretly Canadian. Check out “Over Rainbows and Rainier” below, as well as upcoming tour dates.

Mar. 7 Haarlem, NL @ De Nieuwe Kerk

Mar. 9 Berlin, DE @ Roter Salon (SOLD OUT)

Mar. 11 Dublin, IE @ Whelan’s

Mar. 13 Glasgow, UK @ CCA

Mar. 15 London, UK @ St John Bethnal Green (SOLD OUT)
Mar. 18 Utrecht, NL @ Geertekerk (SOLD OUT)

Mar. 19 Groningen, NL @ Lutherse Kerk

Mar. 20 Ghent, BE @ St. Jacobskerk (SOLD OUT)

Mar. 21 Leuven, BE @ Auditorium STUK

May 12 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry

May 13 Milwaukee, WI @ Colectivo Coffee

May 14 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

May 15 Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch

May 16 Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall

May 18 Montclair, NJ @ Outpost In The Burbs

May 19 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

May 20 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s

May 21 Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Cafe

May 24 Brooklyn, NY @ Murmrr Theatre

May 28 Los Angeles, CA @ Highland Park Ebell

May 29 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel

Jun. 1 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

Jun. 2 Seattle, WA @ St. Mark’s Cathedral

Jun. 4 Vancouver, Canada @ Biltmore Cabaret

Jul. 26-29 Calgary, AB @ Calgary Folk Festival

Aug. 31-Sept. 2 Vlieland, NL @ Into The Great Wide Open Festival

Aug. 30-Sept. 2 Larmer Tree Gardens, UK @ End Of The Road Festival

Sept. 4 Oslo, NO @ Kulturkirken Jakob

Sept. 5 Stavanger, NO @ Folken

Sept. 6 Bergen, NO @ Landmark

Oct. 7 Dusseldorf, DE @ ZAKK

Oct. 8 Berlin, DE @ Heimathafen

Oct. 9 Hamburg, DE @ Fabrik

Oct. 10 Copenhagen, DK @ Teater Bremen

Oct. 11 Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik

Oct. 12 Stockholm, SE @ Slaktkyrkan

Oct. 13 Umea, SE @ Droskan

Oct. 14 Ostersund, SE @ Studioscenen

Oct. 16 Malmö, SE @ Folk a Rock

Nov. 05 London, UK @ Union Chapel