Suzanne Langille

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Suzanne Langille is most widely known as the accompanying vocalist of soulful and blues-filled moans with guitarist and partner Loren MazzaCane Connors. Since the mid-1980s Suzanne has made appearances on Connors' albums -- most notably the two Blues Master LPs, In Pittsburgh, Rooms, and The Crucible. In 1998 she stepped out with the wondrous "Strong and Foolish Heart" 7" (Road Cone), likened to the "the sound of bones drying." Next was the full-length LP The Enchanted Forest (Secretly Canadian), a song cycle based on John Lebar's 1945 film of the same name in which Langille acts out the story of a lost child, a forest's impending end and those that try and save it, through the voices of six characters. An outright stunner 8 years later.

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    Loren Connors In The Wire

    June 14, 2016

    Some say "it's 'bout damn time..." but we just smile.

    Loren Connors graces the cover of The Wire for a fantastic, indepth feature by Kurt Gottschalk that is teased as: "The pioneering free blues guitarist has more than six strongs to his bow, as demonstrated by his debut release as a pianist." Suzanne Langille makes a co-staring role as Gottschalk examines Loren's recent bout of Family Vineyard releases. 

    That debut release is, of course, The Red Painting 7-inch (just a few more copies of it left...).

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    New Single From Loren And Suzanne

    January 11, 2016

    It's been awhile since Loren Connors & Suzanne Langille released anything as a duo -- sure, there was the Haunted House band album from a few years ago, but, that's a totally different dynamic. Now, thankfully, the Belgium label Tanuki just issued the "Strong & Foolish Heart" b/w "Blue Ghost Blues" 7-inch single. It was recorded live at the 2013 Counterflows Festival in Glasgow, Scotland and sounds fantastic. Loren's contemporary abstraction style gives a different feel to these familiar songs as Suzanne's always powerful, soulful bellow anchors each. But we've never heard a version of "Blue Ghost Blues" (aka Lonnie Johnson's "Haunted House" from 1960) like this. Loren's hair-raising replication of fluttering bat wings, as heard first on In Pittsburgh (1989), is transformed here into a slab of scree and feedback. Just 250 copies with three cover variations -- get at it.

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    Haunted House returns

    January 25, 2015

    Wish we could have made it: return of Haunted House (Loren Connors, Suzanne Langille, Andrew Burnes and Neel Murgai) last night in lower Manhattan at Sugarcube as part of Northern Spy's five-year anniversary celebration. Those lucky to attend reported "Frankie and Johnny" and "Blue Ghost Blues" were, as expected, monstrous live. Photo by Erstwhile Records' Jon Abbey.

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    Loren Connors in The Out Door

    June 20, 2013

    The ultimate Loren Connors overview has been written and compiled by the fine gents at The Out Door column over at Pitchfork. It is epic, beautiful and covers Loren's four decades as an artist and musician. It's got it all, from a summary of his many albums -- including many on FV -- and interviews with Suzanne Langille, Darin Gray, Alan Licht, Jim O'Rourke, some guy named Jandek and few others. Please, spend some time with this one. 

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    New Loren & Suzanne duo

    November 30, 2012

    Our pals over at Northern Spy in Brooklyn have released Loren Connors & Suzanne Langille's I Wish I Didn't Dream -- their first proper duo album in 14 years. It's 14 new studio tracks inspired by the Brooklyn outsider, impressionistic artist M P Landis. The package comes in a lovely digipak with a 20 page tip-in art book featuring all 14 M P Landis paintings along with lyrics by Suzanne. All tracks were improvised live during a four hour session -- a rare feat as most Loren's albums are cut on stage or at home.