Press

“Clare Burson plays simple, twangy ballads that subtly reinvent Americana, standing clear of sterile country cliches, and instilling in the genre a powerful dose of melancholy. So powerful that the song “Goodbye My Love” may prove to be a dangerous listening experience on a rainy day like this… Clare’s melodies are supported by her gentle alto, at times reminiscent of an early Joni Mitchell with a slight lower register.” – The Deli Magazine

“[Clare’s] music is fantastic. Her style is real folkie, but her background is decidedly indie. She somehow manages in [SILVER AND ASH] to put in equal parts emotion and hook. It’s quite astounding.”  – Carson Daly, Last Call With Carson Daly

Clare Burson: Songs Of A Haunted Past by Jeff Lundin, NPR

“In “Silver and Ash,” 28 years of questioning, studying and mourning have been channeled into song, yielding an unusual cultural hybrid: an American album of popular music devoted to the theme of the Holocaust.” – Susan Dominus, The New York Times

117-Year-Old Wedge of Cheese Inspired Clare Burson’s ‘Silver & Ash’ – Say Cheese by Robert Sullivan, The New Yorker

“[Burson’s] charms are irrefutable, and once encountered, they linger long after those last precious notes fade away.” – Lee Zimmerman, Blurt

“rich, moving new album” – Rob Smith, Popdose

“stunning” – Roy Kasten, The Riverfront Times

Six Questions with Clare Burson by Evie Nagy, Billboard Magazine

American Songwriter Online
Writer of the Week by Evan Shlansky

“Clare Burson first crossed our radar with her swooning cover of the Arcade Fire’s “We Used to Wait.” We fell instantly in love with the Brooklyn songwriter and now she’s back with a couple cover premieres. This woman is on a roll. Just last week the New York Times compared her recent cheese-inspired album Silver & Ash with Bruce Springsteen’s The Rising. High praise.” – Ray Padgett, MTV

“crystalline, immaculate” – Michael Kaminer, Jewish Forward

Even though the underlying subject matter is dark, we’d argue this album shines because of the warmth and optimism it brings us, similar to Bruce Springsteen’s post-9/11 The Rising. This album is beautiful because of its depth and because Burson eliminates any idea of a comfort zone. “Remember for me,” she sings on “I Will/With You.” If you listen to Silver and Ash, you’ll never forget Clare Burson.” – Jason Gonulsen, Speakers in Code

“I can’t think of any who deserve national attention more than Clare Burson.” – The Skeleton Crew Quarterly

WNYC Soundcheck with John Schaefer

“A softly devastating suite of songs that reveal themselves with the slow grace of an antique music box. There’s a story here, subtle but persistent, about the people who came before us, and the miracle of our births.” – Steve Almond

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