“More than worthy of its mysterious, talented and ultimately tragic subject.” – The Quietus
You missed it. Performed at: Sensoria Festival, Cutlers’ Hall, Sheffield 2014; Hebden Bridge Arts Festival 2015; The Lexington, London 2015
Connie Converse deliberately disappeared in 1974. An unappreciated songwriter, decades ahead of her time, she was never seen again. 40 years after her disappearance, ‘Roving Women’ is an evening of music and film celebrating Connie and the kitchen recordings she made in 1950s New York.
Connie’s recordings were rediscovered and released in 2009. Acclaimed singer-songwriter Nat Johnson has written new arrangements of several of Connie’s songs, alongside two original songs about Connie. Nat and her band are accompanied by an ensemble from Cornerstone Brass Band.
“We Lived Alone” is the debut documentary from Andrea Kannes, a film graduate from New York. Andrea travelled to meet Connie’s relatives and was given access to Connie’s filing cabinet to make the film, uncovering not just more music, but artwork and letters.
“The best night of Sensoria Festival” – Exposed Magazine
Clips from the first ‘Roving Women’ show at Sensoria Festival:
Watch: “Condor” – one of the songs written by Nat for Connie, featuring Cornerstone Brass, from the Lonesome Lake EP:
For more information, please contact Nat.