Clare Burson

Of her musical objectives, indie songstress Clare Burson explains, “I’ve always leaned towards poetic simplicity and subtlety in my music—wanting to express as much as I can with the fewest possible words and musical flourishes.” This desire for melodic minimalism is evident in her critically acclaimed releases, THE IN-BETWEEN, IDAHO, and THIEVES, each of which is marked by evocative imagery, subtle metaphor, and effortless harmonies. A classically trained violinist, and later, conversant in Bluegrass, Celtic and Klezmer fiddle tunes, Burson began playing guitar while studying history at Brown University. After college and a year in Germany as a Fulbright Scholar, Burson spent two years in Boston before returning to Nashville. During her time in Tennessee, Irish singer Maura O’Connell chose to record Clare’s song ‘Hold On’ from The In-Between for her 2004 Sugar Hill release, Don’t I Know. Tracks from The In-Between were also featured on the ABC dramas, Six Degrees and Big Shots, and on Dawson’s Creek. Currently, Clare lives in Brooklyn, NY.


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