Damian Jurado performing at The Earl in Atlanta back in November 2010.
I later saw a late-night performance by Jurado at Portland's Bunk Bar during MFNW 2011 (rumor is that Sharon Van Etten was in the crowd, too). The next night, I saw Jurado in the crowd at a performance by Pickwick at the Doug Fir Lounge. He was obviously impressed by the band (as was I), and he's tweeted about Pickwick several times in recent weeks.
He's got a new album coming out early next year, and he's released a preview track that sounds like a new direction in his career.