The extraordinary creative partnership of New Haven, CT duo Kath Bloom and Loren Connors has haunted folk fans since the early 80s. Kath taught herself guitar during shifts as a janitor at a New Haven cemetery, while Loren’s free-form style had been developing since the late 60s. Between 1981 and 1984, the duo recorded six studio albums, mostly self-released in tiny quantities. Early on, their music mixed folk and blues traditionals with a handful of Kath’s vulnerable, moving originals. By the later albums the songs were all Kath’s - her fragile voice and subdued finger-picking set against Loren’s abstract but always supportive playing. Together the duo created a sound almost impossibly emotional and haunting. Sand In My Shoe emerged in 1983 as the first release on Loren’s new label St. Joan, in an edition of 200-300 copies with handmade sleeves.