Nov 8, 2018 in Berkeleyside, by Andrew Gilbert
After 15 years performing around Europe, Austrian singer/songwriter Clara Blume had little idea of what to expect when she moved to Berkeley. Working mostly out of Madrid and Vienna, she’d experienced the best and worst of the music biz. She recorded an album for a label that promptly folded before the project was released. Promoters pressured her to change her music to reach a wider audience. Blume also built a performance platform from scratch that helped introduce dozens of young acts to Central European audiences.