Roving Women

“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

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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:


Read the BBC article about Connie

Read Nat’s article about Connie for The Girls Are

Listen to Connie Converse on Bandcamp

Find out about the documentary

Listen to the Connie-inspired Lonesome Lake EP

Listen to Nat’s version of Connie’s “Roving Woman”

For more information, please contact Nat.


Nat as Connie

3 thoughts on “Roving Women

  1. Magnificent, Nat…would so loved to have been there…but just happen to live 12,000 miles away…good on you (and Andrea) and your organizing and playing crew for bringing note to a lost gem. You all created a perfect moment there. Perfect.

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