Finally is a compilation of Kath Bloom’s heartbreaking, lovelorn and remarkably beautiful songs recorded since the early 90s, when after a period of child-rearing, family life and daily financial struggle, Kath began to return to the studio. These are songs recorded on the fly in friends’ lounge rooms or cut-rate studios, but they reveal a mother-of-three songwriter as accomplished and affecting as any of her more acclaimed colleagues such as Lucinda Williams, Gillian Welch or Hazel Dickens.
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The second of Chapter Music’s double disc reissues by extraordinary early 80s folk duo Kath Bloom and Loren Connors. Meeting in 1976 in their hometown New Haven, CT, Kath Bloom and Loren Connors formed a creative partnership that has haunted psych-folk fans ever since, releasing six albums of fragile avant-garde folk-blues in miniscule quantities, all [...]
Meeting in 1976 in their hometown New Haven, CT, Kath Bloom and Loren Connors formed a creative partnership that has haunted psych-folk fans ever since, releasing 6 albums of fragile avant-garde folk-blues in miniscule quantities, all of which now change hands for huge sums.
At first, their performances were based on drama and improvisation, with Kath [...]
Kath Bloom is a legend of folk, country, blues and avant-garde music. She has been making records since the late 70s, and has had her music featured in the movie Before Sunrise by Richard Linklater (starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy).
The daughter of world-renowned oboist Robert Bloom, Kath was born and raised in New Haven, [...]
A two disc tribute to the beautiful, heartrending songs of Connecticut folksinging legend Kath Bloom. Disc One features recordings of Kath’s songs by the likes of Bill Callahan, Devendra Banhart, Mark Kozelek, Josephine Foster, Scout Niblett and many more, while Disc Two features Kath’s original versions of the songs covered on Disc One.
“One of the [...]
The first of Chapter Music’s reissue series for New Haven, CT avant-folk legends Kath Bloom & Loren Connors, who recorded together between 1978 and 1984, releasing their incredibly haunting and beautiful folk records in microscopic editions with handmade sleeves. Chapter compiles their first two studio albums, with rare and unreleased material. OUT NOW!