Though he releases records at a feverish pace, veteran folkie Damien Jurado creates songs that have always cast a slow-burning spell. Over the years, he's veered among jaunty folk-pop on 1999's Rehearsals for Departure, some boisterous full-band rock for 2002's I Break Chairs, and haunted skeletal acoustic ruminations on 2006's Now I'm In Your Shadow. Now Jurado's artfully abstract tales of heartache and honeyed yowl are in a late-period renaissance sparked by newfound collaborator Richard Swift. A talented singer-songwriter in his own right, Swift has an ear for elegant arrangements that has elevated Jurado's always sturdy songcraft to another level on his last two albums. With Holly Newsom.
Wed., May 8, 8 p.m., 2013