For those of you younger than a certain age, you may never have heard of the Roches. I aim to correct that oversight. To me, they were a wonderful, though little-known, musical treasure despite critical acclaim. Which is understandable as they were sorta ‘anti-careerists’, but to me, they were, and remain, special. Three sisters who hailed from ‘deepest New Jersey’ singing wonderfully quirky songs with heartbreaking harmonies. Two extroverts (Terre and Suzzy) and one introvert (Maggie). Maggie wrote many of their most memorable songs. Maggie passed away earlier this week. I want to share some of their songs with you in hopes that you will seek out more of their music.
Maggie strums guitar on this classic:
I’ll close with this gorgeous cover of one of my favorite songs by The Band. I highly recommend you do some searching on your own. They’re worth it: