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Folk legend Kath Bloom phones it in from Litchfield, CT.

Somehow, the wave of renewed interest in performers like Judee Sill and Vashti Bunyan passed Kath by, with her few in-print records only available on Guy Blackman's Chapter Music in Australia. But with her collaborations with Loren Mazzacane Connors freshly reissued, her albums due for release in the States sometime soon, and a forthcoming tribute album (featuring respect from Josephine Foster, Scout Niblett, Mark Kozelek, Will Oldham, Bill Callahan, and, yes, Devendra Banhart), all that better change.

"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.

"The daughter of world-renowned oboist Robert Bloom, Kath was born and raised in New Haven, Connecticut, where she trained as a cellist. However, she soon gave away formal musical education for the acoustic guitar, which she taught herself over long afternoons spent among the tombstones of her local cemetery.

"Kath met avant-garde guitarist Loren Mazzacane Connors in 1976, teaming up with him for a series of now highly sought-after recordings of traditional blues and folk songs and Bloom’s originals. Some records were released in editions of as few as fifty, most no more than 200 copies, until the duo released their swansong Moonlight in 1984.

"After a period of child-rearing, family life and daily financial struggle, Kath began to return to songwriting and recording in the early 90s, revealing 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."

Nadav Carmel, WMBR 07/31/2008


Open Road
It's Coming Soon
It's Just A Dream
Give It Slow
Not Through With This Yet


Kath on MySpace Kath at Chapter Music Kath's band, Love at Work
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