Connie Converse :  Vanity Of Vanities--A Tribute To Connie Converse
Cat. # 4019
Released Nov 2017
cd time - 54:17
US Price $19.00
Connie Converse was a remarkable composer who worked in the 1950s and 1960s. By 1974, depressed over her lack of recognition and success, she packed up her belongings and drove off never to be heard of again. Little known in her lifetime, she is now viewed as a pioneer of the modern singer/songwriter genre. This exciting compilation collects fifteen of her most unique and soulful songs performed by an all-star group of contemporary singer/songwriters. Featuring an informative essay by musician and Converse scholar David Garland, Vanity of Vanities is a heartfelt tribute to one of the unsung heroes of contemporary songwriting.
Oren Bloedow: Other Instruments
Jennifer Charles: Vocals
Petra Haden: Vocals, Violin
Jesse Harris: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Casio
Eyvind Kang: Viola, Guitar, Bass, Drum Programming
Mike Patton: Vocals
Jessica Pavone: Viola, Vocals
Leo Abrahams: Fiddle Harmonization
Sam Amidon: Vocals, Banjo, Fiddle
Laurie Anderson: Vocals, Violin, Keyboards, Electronics, Bass
Mt Davidson: Vocals
Arone Dyer: Vocals, Guitar, Synth, Kalimba
Ryan Feves: Upright Bass, Celeste
Margaret Glassy: Vocals
Jeremy Gustin: Drums, Percussion
Mary Halvorson: Guitar, Vocals
Woody Jackson: Guitar
Sarah Jarosz: Vocals
Cassandra Jenkins: Vocals, Talkbox
Alain Johannes: Guitar, Vocals
Jessika Kenney: Vocals, Electronics
James Krivchenia: Vocals
Julian Lage: Guitar
Dan Lead: Pedal Steel, Talk Box
Adrianne Lenker: Vocals
Buck Meek: Vocals
Tom Mennie: Upright Piano, Accordion
Karen O: Vocals, Guitar, Septavox
Max Oleartchik: Vocals
Jeff Picker: Upright Bass
Pete Remm: Keyboard
Greg Saunier: Drums, Guitar
Yousif Sheronick: Bodhran, Percussion
Jeff Tweedy: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Casio
Chris Vatalaro: Drums
Martha Wainwright: Vocals
Greg Wieczorek: Drums
Big Thief with Jeff Tweedy and Twain: Vocals