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Meet Connie Converse, the haunting songwriter whose work stayed hidden for decades

Connie Converse sits on a couch in her apartment while lighting a cigarette.
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Connie Converse

Have you heard the music of Connie Converse? She was a singer-songwriter in New York City in the middle of the 20th century, who, in her lifetime, never received widespread recognition. Then, at 50, she drove off, and was never heard from again. This hour, we talk about the life, music, and legacy of Connie Converse, and what her example can teach us about how we think about the role of art and artists in our society.


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