Suzanne Langille and Loren Mazzacane Connors 1987-1989

Mixing classic blues by Chuck Berry, Lonnie Johnson and Jimmy Rodgers with traditional ballads, lullabies and spirituals like "Motherless Child" and "Amazing Grace," this duo's acoustic minimalism makes Mazzy Star and Cowboy Junkies sound decadent by comparison. These hurting songs are the perfect way to haunt the darkness of the wee, wee hours. 1987-1989 is a lo-fi gem. (Secretly Canadian)