About Clare Burson

After releasing 2 full length albums to critical acclaim, indie chanteuse Clare Burson has created her most ambitious project yet, SILVER AND ASH - a song cycle, performance piece, and songbook - one that imagines her grandmother's life in Germany, from her birth in 1919 to her escape in 1938. Thanks to a generous grant from the Six Points Fellowship For Emerging Jewish Artists, Burson has written 10 songs that inhabit and give life to this story as well as Burson's own struggles with rupture, silence, guilt, empathy, and continuity. SILVER AND ASH will be released by Rounder Records in May 2010.

On Tisha B’Av

By July 20, 2010

Today is Tisha B’Av, the 9th day of the Hebrew month of Av, which is known as "the saddest day of Jewish history."  On this day, Jews recite the Book of Lamentations, passing down the story of the destruction of … Read More

Music, History, and How I Found My Jewish Voice

By January 18, 2010

My name is Clare Burson. I write songs, sing, and play the guitar and the violin. I have independently released 2 full length albums of my own material and am preparing to release the third on Rounder Records sometime this … Read More