|Photo Credit: Erica Beckman|
Sometimes I think of how life must have been for you here
What life could have been like for you here
What life should have been like here with you
On November 9th, 1938, Clare Burson’s grandmother, Helga Rabinowitsch, left Leipzig, Germany, for the United States. Rabinowitsch fled moments before the event now known as Kristallnacht, or “The Night of Broken Glass.” Or, frankly, the beginning of the Holocaust.
Sixty-five years later, while on tour, Burson returned to Germany and visited her grandmother’s home. She wrote “Magpies” about the experience, one of many songs off her latest album, Silver and Ash, about her grandmother’s early life.
It’s Burson’s finest hour as a songwriter, an honest and beautiful tribute to her grandmother and family. I’m glad I found it.
On Sunday, Burson, who now lives in Brooklyn, will be performing these songs at Off Broadway. $10 will get you in the door, so don’t miss it.
We’re proud to have Burson take part in our 10 to Spin series on the eve of her Saint Louis performance. Enjoy.