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Spinning On Air in The Greene Space with Yoko Ono, John Zorn, and others

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Spinning On Air's 25th anniversary was celebrated in WNYC's Greene Space on November 14th. Special guests Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, John Zorn, Diane Cluck, Vashti Bunyan, Jean Rohe, Nels Cline, Isabel Castellvi, Anders Griffen, Ryan Maxwell, Pauline Kim, Conrad Harris, and Brian Lehrer joined David Garland for an evening of ...

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Connie Converse Walking In the Dark

Sunday, November 25, 2012

During the 1950s Connie Converse lived in New York City writing and singing thoughtful, emotional, smart, witty, personal songs. She accompanied herself on guitar, a "singer/songwriter" before that term or style existed. The music industry of her day couldn't pigeonhole her, and didn't welcome her. Discouraged, Connie left New York in 1960, and in 1974 she wrote a series of farewell letters to her friends and family, packed up her Volkswagen Bug and disappeared. She has not been heard from since. This special edition of WNYC's Spinning On Air with David Garland, airs many of Connie's songs for the first time, and tells her story with interviews, commentary, and readings from her letters, journals, and poetry. 

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Singing the Story

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Here are some story-songs, grounded in old blues and British folk traditions, performed by musicians for whom the past is just a starting point. Host David Garland offers the distinctive, captivating voices of Woody Guthrie, Connie Converse, Alasdair Roberts, Sam Amidon, and others; musicians old and new who all have stories to sing.

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Connie Converse Walking In the Dark

Sunday, March 15, 2009

During the 1950s Connie Converse lived in New York City writing and singing thoughtful, emotional, smart, witty, personal songs. She accompanied herself on guitar, a "singer/songwriter" before that term or style existed. Connie sang her songs at gatherings of friends, and once on television. The music industry of her day ...

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