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Closer Away

by Kate Burkart

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In memory of Jacqueline Eve Albertine.

I wrote “Closer Away” when I lost my sister in a sudden accident in 2018. This song has been through some changes along the way, but, finally, I feel it's ready.

There's an accompanying video for this song:

youtu.be/77dmRuv3EU0

Our family and friends will recognize many of the images -- including some that they’ve created. This was really written for them. I've chosen to share it more widely because so many people I know have lost loved ones over the last few years.

I'm honestly not sure how I'd get through without music.

This one's for you, Jac.

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released February 4, 2022
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Words, Music, Vocals: Kate Burkart

Piano, string arrangements: Gawain Mathews

Cello: Lewis Patzner

Violin: Maria Grig

Produced/engineered by Gawain Mathews

Mixed by Gawain Mathews/Kate Burkart/Paul Ashby

Video production by Will Burkart

With deep gratitude to the two most important people in my life:

My son, Will, who put the video together with remarkable skill and endless patience.

My partner, Paul Ashby, who shared my vision for this song from the first demo to the final mix, and tirelessly contributed in ways that are too numerous and detailed to list here (but if you know him, you can imagine!).

This could not have been created without their skill, support, and love.

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Kate Burkart

Kate Burkart has been writing, singing, and playing in the San Francisco Bay area for over a decade. She released “Faith To Fall”, her debut album, in 2010. The six-song EP “Save Me a Seat” followed in 2015, and she’s released several singles since, including “Last” and the Blaze Foley cover “Moonlight,” as well as her latest single, "Twisted Wind." ... more

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