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All-star line-up, including Devendra Banhart, The Dodos, Bill Callahan, Mark Kozelek and more to pay tribute to Kath Bloom on new album “Loving Takes This Course”

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Kath Bloom

Plus, Kath Bloom To Make Rare Live Appearances!

MP3: Devendra Banhart – “Forgot About Him”

STREAM: Bill Callahan – “The Breeze/My Baby Cries”

Sixteen artists from around the world have come together to pay tribute to the arresting, gorgeous songs of Connecticut folksinger Kath Bloom. The results will be released as the 2 disc set Loving Takes This Course: A Tribute to the Songs of Kath Bloom on the Australian label Chapter Music on April 7, 2009. In March, Kath Bloom herself will be playing select dates to celebrate the upcoming release of the tribute album.

Since the mid 70s, Kath has beguiled listeners with her haunting voice and powerfully honest songwriting. In the 1980s she made six albums with avant-garde guitarist Loren Connors which are now highly prized collector’s items. Then in the 1990s her bewitching song “Come Here” transfigured the Richard Linklater film, Before Sunrise. But, it is in the last few years that Kath Bloom has truly come into her own. Beginning with the Chapter Music album Finally in 2006, Kath has begun to reach a whole new generation of fans, including many who make music themselves.

Compiled over two years by Chapter’s Guy Blackman and San Francisco filmmaker Caveh Zahedi (who first met Kath in 1980), Loving Takes This Course features artists such as Bill Callahan, Devendra Banhart, Mark Kozelek, The Dodos and Scout Niblett. Loving Takes This Course is a two disc set, featuring one disc of covers and one of the original versions of Kath’s songs.

“One of the most heartbreaking singers ever. Beautiful.” – Devendra Banhart

“I consider myself her biggest fan.” – Josephine Foster

“I’ve never enjoyed sharing a bill with anyone as much as I have with Kath. She’s wonderful and lights
up the room wherever she goes.” – Mark Kozelek


Feb 6 Lake Worth, FL Mother Earth
Feb 7 Miami, FL Luna Star
Feb 22 New York, NY The Annex
Mar 5, Santa Barbara, CA Muddy Waters
Mar 6, Los Angeles, CA McCabes Guitar Shop
Mar 7, Big Sur, CA Fernwood Resort
Mar 8, San Francisco, CA Cafe Du Nord

Various Artists / Kath Bloom
Loving Takes This Course: A Tribute to the Songs of Kath Bloom
(Chapter Music)
Street date: April 07, 2009

Disc One: The Covers

1. Come Here – Marble Sounds
2. The Breeze/My Baby Cries – Bill Callahan
3. When I See You – Laura Jean
4. Finally – Mark Kozelek
5. Window – Mick Turner (Dirty Three) & Peggy Frew
6. Forget About Him – Devendra Banhart
7. I Wanna Love – Scout Niblett
8. Biggest Light Of All – The Dodos
9. Look At Me – Josephine Foster
10. Ready Or Not – Mia Doi Todd
11. Fall Again – Corrina Repp
12. It’s So Hard To Come Home – Marianne Dissard & Joey Burns (Calexico)
13. In Your School – Amy Rude
14. If This Journey – Tom Hanford
15. There Was A Boy – Meg Baird (Espers)
16. Come Here – The Concretes

Disc Two: The Kath Bloom originals

1. Come Here
2. The Breeze/My Baby Cries
3. When I See You
4. Finally
5. Window
6. Forget About Him
7. I Wanna Love
8. Biggest Light Of All
9. Look At Me
10. Ready Or Not
11. Fall Again
12. It’s So Hard To Come Home
13. In Your School
14. If This Journey
15. There Was A Boy
16. Come Here

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