|Essential 3xCD collection of singles by New York City avant blues guitarist Loren Connors, one of America's most unique and challenging voices. Night Through spans four decades of Connors' recordings from the earliest acoustic session and first solo 7" -- Ribbon o' Blues on St. Joan -- to rare singles issued by Table of the Elements, Road Cone, Father Yod, Menlo Park, Gyttja, Union Pole, and others, to his late 90s band Haunted House and recent acoustic recordings.
Overall, three and half hours of music: 12 7" singles, private CDR releases, collaborations with Suzanne Langille and Robert Crotty, compilation appearances, and 22 unreleased pieces including a 1959 recording by Connors' mother Mary Mazzacane. 24 page color booklet contains detailed notes and cover art for each single, never before seen photographs, an essay by renowned blues scholar Dr. William Ferris and commentary from Connors, Langille, Road Cone's Mike Hinds and others.
Remastered from the original tapes by Jim O'Rourke, this is the definitive overview of Connors' journey as the consummate solo artist from embryonic origins in New Haven, CT to the rise as a monumental presence and spirit channeler. Whether considered avant garde or pure spirit haunt, Connors' guitar speaks purely from the soul in solo settings or with his revered collaborations with the likes of Alan Licht, Jandek, Keiji Haino, Christina Carter, Langille, O'Rourke, Kath Bloom and John Fahey.
"Just cause it's timeless does not mean it can wait." -- Cadence
"[Connors] is an American original in much the same sense as John Fahey or Jandek, in that he's chosen a classically American form, in this case the blues, and in true pioneer spirit taken it off somewhere else..." -- David Keenan, The Wire
"Outside of Derek Bailey and John Fahey, I've never heard such purity in guitar playing." -- Jim O'Rourke