In mid-2007 Claire left Nashville and followed her heart to Houston, TX. She couldn’t resist the lure of nearby Austin though, and after a few months hit the road again, trading one music capital for another. The new experiences and heightened emotions from the two moves, as well as the inspiring surroundings of Austin, proved to be ample songwriting fodder. Jumping in feet first, Claire quickly made friends in the local music community, forming a band with bass player Matt Eskey (Mojo Nixon, Randy Weeks), and producer/drummer Stephen Belans (Rosie Flores, Alejandro Escovedo). Since the summer of 2008 the trio has been playing shows around Austin and has started recording Claire’s second album. This new collection of songs tells a passionate tale of loving, leaving, and living in Texas and will be released in 2010 by Austin indie Freedom Records (Jon Dee Graham, Resentments, Elizabeth McQueen).