Ode to Connie Converse


A singer-songwriter out of New York in the 1950s, Connie Converse is one of those musical singularities that are periodically unearthed to our great benefit. An ode to her melancholy, intelligently trapped songs sums up the beauty of her music:

Converse’s music is simple, honest, and utterly devastating. A steadfast acoustic guitar accompanies poetic lyrics, the two colliding with her clear, naked vocals to turn each song into the kind of lullaby that keeps you up at night.

Listen to the song “Talkin’ Like You [Two Tall Mountains]” after the jump. A collection of Converse’s songs has been re-released by Squirrel Thing Recordings and is available here.

Liz Wood is a freelance editor, fiction writer, and current student in the NYU MFA program. More from this author →