"Loren Connors isn't a cult hero for no reason. His music is awe-inspiring ... a one-person gentle tornado, Connors can get deep into human feelings with a single guitar." -- Pop Matters
"[Connors] is an American original in much the same sense as John Fahey or Jandek, in that he's chosen a classically American form, in this case the blues, and in true pioneer spirit taken it off somewhere else, crossed it with other forms ... and shaped it into a uniquely individual vision of the modern American myth." -- David Keenan, The Wire
As Roses Bow is an assembly of Loren Connors' most melodically rich and stunning miniature compositions. These forty-five pieces are Connors' complete airs culled from ten albums (eight that are out of print) and two singles, including his groundbreaking Hell's Kitchen Park (Black Label, 1993), the rare Moonyean (Road Cone, 1994), obscure titles like St. Vincent's Newsboy Home (Item Recordings, 1998) and Lullaby (Carbon, 2001), plus four unreleased airs. Nearly the entire critically heralded Airs (Road Cone 1999) is re-mastered and included as well.