As we head towards the festival weekend wanted to just say few words on the artists. At the heart of Counterflows is the mix of local and international acts and the commissioning of new music and creative partnerships. In the run up to the 5th April I’ll be doing some notes about the artists and would welcome any feedback or comments.
Loren Connors & Suzanne Langille
So pleased to have Loren Connors playing at Counterflows this year. He rarely plays outside of New York these days so this is an extra special treat for those of us who marvel at the sheer haunting beauty of his stripped down and eerie take on guitar blues. There is something of Blind Willie Johnson’s devotional pain to Tom Verlaine’s spiked urban rawness about it. Connors’ music is a complete art you are just drawn in to. And an added bonus at Counterflows he will perform for the first time in Europe with Suzanne Langille.