May 26 First Unitarian Congregational Society, Brooklyn, NY - Loren's first public solo piano performance; with Karla Borecky

photo by mark mahaney

Loren Connors has improvised and composed original guitar music for over four decades. His music – which embraces the aesthetics of blues, Irish airs, blues-based rock and other genres while letting go of rigid forms – has been recorded on Family Vineyard, Northern Spy, Drag City, Table of the Elements, Recital, RoadCone and other labels.
Connors, who names abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko his most important influence, has performed with Thurston Moore, Keiji Haino, Jim O’Rourke, John Fahey, Alan Licht, Jandek, and Kim Gordon. Suzanne Langille has often appeared on Connors' recordings as vocalist, lyricist and arranger. Connors also on occasion performs with an avant blues band called Haunted House, together with Langille, guitarist Andrew Burnes and percussionist Neel Murgai. ...(read more)

Recent releases

  • Live In New York CD on Family Vineyard, two 2014 performances
  • Portrait of a Soul 2x10-inch reissue of 2000 CD on Alara Music
  • Aki Onda's Open City LP on audioMER
  • Airs LP reissue on Recital Program
  • Blues: The "Dark Paintings" of Mark Rothko LP reissue on Family Vineyard

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