Clare Burson

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Clare Burson
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Clare Burson performing in 2007
Background information
Genres Indie folk
Instruments Guitar
Years active 2003 - present
Labels Rounder Records

Clare Burson is an American singer-songwriter.[1] She has released four albums. Her 2010 release Silver and Ash is a concept album about her ancestors' lives in Nazi Germany.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Burson was born in Memphis, Tennessee.[4] She is a classically trained violinist. After graduating from Brown University, she studied Identity Politics and The Holocaust in Germany on a Fulbright Scholarship.[3][5]

Music career[edit]

Silver and Ash[edit]

Burson's 2010 release Silver and Ash was released by Rounder Records, and produced by Tucker Martine.[3] The content of album is based on Burson's research on her family's life in Nazi Germany.[6] She won a grant from Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artist to write an album with Jewish themes.[6]


Year Title Label
2003 The In-Between
2005 Idaho
2007 Thieves Criterion
2010 Silver and Ash Rounder Records


  1. ^ Reges, Margaret. "Clare Burson". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Silver and Ash". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Dominus, Susan. "Channeling a Family’s Silence Into Songs About the Holocaust". Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Lunden, Jeff. "Clare Burson: Songs Of A Haunted Past". Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Sullivan, Robert. "An ancient piece of cheese from Lithuania". The New Yorker. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Puckett, Jeffrey Lee. "Family story redefined what's important for Clare Burson". The Courier-Journal. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 

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