Sad song Sunday: Damien Jurado, “Ohio”

Sunday, March 6th, 2011, 2:36 pm by Ben Salmon

Way back in the summer of 2009, I started what was to be a regular Frequency series called “Sad song Sunday,” wherein I would post a sad song on Sundays.

I haven’t done one since. But with singer-songwriter extraordinaire and master of the downcast Damien Jurado coming to Bend on Monday night, I think it’s time to revive the series. I’m declaring today “Damien Jurado Sunday” on this blog, which is basically synonymous with “Sad song Sunday.” Stay tuned for a bunch of the man’s finest, most forlorn tunes.

First up, it’s the lost-love tale “Ohio,” the opening track from Jurado’s amazing second album, 1999′s “Rehearsals For Departure.”

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