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Kath Bloom + Slow

Sun 21 February 2010 // 20:00

KATH BLOOM plus guests SLOW
Sun 21st Feb 2010 / 8pm / £8 adv

Listen carefully… make sure you have a seat for tonight’s show featuring one of the great lost folk treasures/voices of the last 40 years and a new highly regarded Bristol band in stripped down duo form.

Kath Bloom is a Connecticut based singer/songwriter who has a special gift…this being her almost supernaturally beautiful, a wavering soprano is one that has to be heard. Her tone like her songs is a fragile one, with a hint of Karen Dalton and Gillian Welch but even they don’t have that clear transparent moonlight quality that Kath Bloom has. Tonight she is joined by her friend Ginny on volin.w ww.myspace.com/kathbloomchapter

Slow are the perfectly invited guest artists who share that special ability to be intimate and epic, their beautiful boy-girl vocal harmonies and sounscapes instrumentation conjure up a spacial sound and measured pace has had them likened to the Red House Painters and Low.

Kath had made some very very limited edition albums in the 70's and 80's with the amazingly (and equally dreamlike) guitarist Loren Mazzzacane Connors full of songs that float and melt into the ether. Impossiably beautiful. However music was put on the back burner as life changed and she rasied a family, trains problem horses, and taught special music programmes to kids. Just as she was starting to write and release CD-R's again, Richard Linklater decided to ingeniously use one of her songs "Come Here" in his 1995 film Before Sunrise. Life altered but not much, the public conciousness was rightfuly tweaked. Slowly her old recordings and new material have been seeping back into the world. This includes a special tribute album by artists such as Josephine Foster, Bill Callahan, Devendra Banhart, Mark Kozelek and Scout Niblet.

You may have heard whisper of her music, seen the look in a fans eye when they talk of her or maybe even lucky enough to have seen one of her very rare concerts but maybe this is the first time you have heard word about Kath Bloom. No matter..Come Here.

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