Washington-born singer and songwriter Damien Jurado finds peers in Nick Drake or My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, but Jurado is all ours. After turning out two albums of fairly straightforward urban folk for Sub Pop, he threw a left hook with Postcards and Audio Letters, a collection of found audiotape conversations. Having vanquished the mischief from his system, Jurado is back to business, and 2010’s Saint Bartlett and his most recent, Maraqopa, are resolute works of pain and resolve. Listen to the latter’s “Life Away from the Garden” and deny that he’s among the top songwriters of this decade. (Neptune, 1303 NE 45th St, www.stgpresents.org, 9 pm, $15, all ages)

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