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Richard Swift

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About a year ago, Richard Swift horrifically fractured his left ring finger. For a moment his nimble guitar and piano work flashed before his eyes. Doctors were saying things like "movement and feeling could eventually return," etc, etc. Certainly, not even a little blip on the sadness radar of humanity, but a massive bummer for a fellow who has carved out a niche as one of independent music's sought after session players and producers -- and especially in relation to the astounding Richard Swift solo output we all know and love.

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Richard Swift Hits Home-Run With 3″ CD Cover

The cover for Richard Swift’s new 3″ CD should be reason enough to get your hands on this limited edition release: Looks familiar? Can you guess who are the components of this hybrid ? Here’s a  hint: its an awesome triple-whammy use of alliteration for the letter “W.”

Watch the New Damien Jurado Video for “Arkansas”

Today the new Damien Jurado video premiered via Pitchfork.  “Arkansas” was directed by Lance Troxel and Richard Swift.  MURDER!!! Damien Jurado is on tour right now!  He’s in Chicago tonight performing with his opening band, Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground.  Here are the rest of the dates (we’ll be at the Bishop on Sunday):… Read more »

Damien Jurado Tours With The Saint Bartlett Band

In order to create a live reproduction of the grandiose recordings of his upcoming record, Saint Bartlett, Mr. Jurado enlisted eight musicians from Seattle band Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground to join him on tour as The Saint Bartlett Band. The resulting concerts will be unlike anything Damien Jurado fans have seen before –… Read more »

Pre-Order Damien Jurado’s SAINT BARTLETT starting today!

Saint Bartlett is coming! All pre-orders of Damien Jurado‘s upcoming record (in stores on 5/25) will receive an instant MP3 download of the whole shebang. Click here to pre-order Saint Bartlett Damien’s Saint Bartlett recording partner and Secretly Canadian Soul-Brother Richard Swift has provided us with a video trailer to get us amped and to… Read more »