Sarah Clanton

Artist: Sarah Clanton
Sarah Clanton

Sarah Clanton’s folk-rock-meets-speakeasy sound is a celebration of the unexpected. The classically trained singer-cellist-songwriter strums, bows, picks, and taps her instrument through heartbreak and vengeance on songs that grab you by the collar and refuse to let go. Her vocals can go from moonlit night to house on fire on a dime, with a tone that blends smoke with sunlight and lands somewhere between Nina Simone and Gillian Welch.

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Sarah’s purple hair-tossing, sultry yet electric performances – an exercise in musical abandon – became audience favorites. In 2012 Clanton facilitated a successful Kickstarter campaign to record her first full length recording. Sarah’s first self produced project upon arriving to Nashville, a 2015 self-titled EP released included “Tequila,” an original co-write by Clanton, Tom Bettencourt, and Richard Leigh, made the Nashville Songwriters Association International Top 40 in January 2016

After just two years in Nashville, Clanton signed a management deal with Torque Entertainment and a publishing deal with Writer’s Den Music group. In the spring of 2017 Sarah was selected as an Official Showcase Artist at the South Eastern Regional Folk Alliance in Montreat, North Carolina. This honor followed the 2017 releases “Middle Tree Studio Live,” a collection of originals, and a summer of video collaboration covers like “The Less I Know The Better” and “Chained to the Rhythm” with Nataly Dawn or “One Step Closer” with Heather Mae. In December No Depression and Elmore Magazine premiered her latest single “Silver Lining,” a song co-written with Mary Bragg, championing construction conversation.

Sarah Clanton is my go-to cellist when I need a player who can think out of the “box.”

– Richard Leigh – Grammy Award Winning American country music songwriter and singer

Sarah Clanton - SILVER LINING - Official Music Video

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