Join us for a Free Bash Celebrating summer, the Lower East Side, and the end of a great run of Live! at the Tenement

Food, wine and beer by Whole Foods
Music by The Venn Diagrams and Clare Burson

Tenement Museum Shop, 108 Orchard Street
Thursday, July 29. Doors open 6:30, music is 7-8:30

Set for September 14th, 2010 release, Clare Burson’s SILVER & ASH is an album, performance piece, and songbook that imagines her grandmother's life in Germany, from her birth in 1919 to her escape in 1938. The result of Burson’s travel, research, and ancestral archeology is a stunning album of 10 original songs that inhabit and give life to her grandmother’s story as well as Clare’s own struggles with rupture, silence, guilt, empathy, and continuity. The album was produced by Grammy nominee Tucker Martine (R.E.M., The Decemberists) and created with the help of her band: Mark Spencer on guitar (Son Volt), Tony Leone on drums (Levon Helm), and Andy Cotton on bass.

The Venn Diagrams are Jeffrey Marsh and Rick Sorkin. Says critic Roy Sander: “Their repertoire ranges from original songs to material as diverse as Weill/Brecht. Their approach ranges from delightfully silly to intensely dramatic. Although highly distinctive, their interpretations not only respect, but also explore and illuminate the songwriters' intent. What is at work here is not gimmickry, but artistry of the highest order.”

Clare Burson and Jeffrey Marsh of The Venn Diagrams both hold day jobs as educators at the Tenement Museum… Jeffrey can be seen playing Harris Levine at Live! at the Tenement. Other performers TBD.

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