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Clarence Bucaro - "Tragedy" (audio) (premiere)

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Americana singer-songwriter Clarence Bucaro's songs possess a craftsmanlike sophistication in their seeming simplicity and spareness.

Americana singer-songwriter Clarence Bucaro has lived a peripatetic life, with stints in New Orleans and Los Angeles, before settling in Brooklyn. That roaming has been a boon for his songwriting as he's taken in many different locales, gathered new experiences and stories. Bucaro's songs possess a craftsmanlike sophistication in their seeming simplicity and spareness. That's something only the most talented songwriters achieve with lots of practice. Bucaro's new album Pendulum is releasing May 20th and today we bring you a track from the album, the achingly gorgeous "Tragedy", a song full of heart and feeling. Bucaro says, "I started this song years back about the the blurred lines of drama and love. I hadn't finished it but decided to pick it up again recently and do an entirely different version after reading Oscar Wilde's Picture of Dorian Gray and Hamlet.

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