Connecticut folk legend Kath Bloom stars on Day's "Live Lunch Break"

Kath Bloom (Contributed)
Kath Bloom (Contributed)

Fate is a capricious but occasionally kind jester.

Consider the case of Litchfield folksinger Kath Bloom, who enjoyed a modestly successful and critically favorable career way back in the early 1970s. For a while, Bloom dropped out of the performing business to raise her kids — certainly a noble focus.

But director Richard Linklater is a fan of her music and, in 1995, tapped her lovely, wistful song "Come Here" for his movie "Before Sunrise." Revitalized, Bloom has since released several albums including "Finally," "Terror" and her most recent, "Pass Through Here," which includes great and thoughtful tunes like "Bubble Bath" and "Odyssey."

Bloom is a multifaceted composer who can be tender and romantic or socially active and pointedly wise. We're lucky Linklater helped get her back in the biz, and we're also fortunate she's guesting Thursday on The Day's "Live Lunch Break" concert series taking place at noon in New London's Telegraph Records Shop.

Kath Bloom, "Live Lunch Break," noon Thursday, Telegraph Records Shop, 19 Golden St., New London; free;


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