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Suzanne Langille & Loren MazzaCane Connors

Suzanne Langille & Loren MazzaCane Connors

Suzanne Langille & Loren MazzaCane Connors

Years Active: 1998 to 2000

Genre: blues, outsider music, folk

Country: United States



Artist Bio:

From his ALLMUSIC.COM entry... The eclectic music of improvisational guitarist Loren MazzaCane Connors is difficult to describe neatly and concisely, but avant-garde is the best generalization. Experimental, jazz, and blues also fit, and even hints of Irish music are evident. Connors -- who names abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko as his single biggest artistic influence -- is incredibly prolific; he released approximately 30 albums between 1978 and 1999 -- many in extremely limited quantities -- on countless labels under his own name and a handful of pseudonyms (including Guitar Roberts). His wife, Suzanne Langille, occasionally sings on his recordings. Connors' obscure albums met with indifference until the early '90s when critics began to take notice and supporters such as Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo, Gastr del Sol's Jim O'Rourke and Alan Licht (who has recorded with Connors, Run On, Love Child, and Blue Humans) sang his praises. Connors, who often extensively edits his recordings to create albums, was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1992. As a child, he studied violin (which he credits with shaping his vibrato technique on the guitar) and trombone. He also learned rock & roll bass guitar. Connors was heavily influenced by his mother's singing as well......[Read More]