A Tribute to Connie Converse: 1924-? Featuring Gina Leishman, Marissa Nadler, Scott Matthew and more.
"Innocence and cynicism, sly humor and deep melancholy, chastity and passion, the ancient and the modern, all mingle and coexist in Connie Converse's world, seemingly without effort."
"She touches, in her simple eloquent way, on something basic to us all: our need to reach out to one another."
-David Garland, WNYC
Listen to WNYC's Spinning on Air feature on the life and music of Connie Converse:
In 1974, Elizabeth "Connie" Converse packed up her car, drove away and was never heard from again, leaving behind a haunting collection of recorded music that would remain virtually unheard for nearly 30 years. Her songs, written and recorded in the 1950's, paint a striking portrait of a gifted, independent, and troubled woman whose work was truly ahead of her time. Now, after more than 50 years at the bottom of a filing cabinet, Connie's tapes have been restored, re-mastered, and made available for the first time.
Join us for an intimate evening celebrating the music - and exploring the mystery - of Connie Converse. Gina Leishman, Marissa Nadler, and Scott Matthew perform new arrangements, with special appearances by WNYC's David Garland, Lady Lucille, and more.