Sarah Clanton’s Americana intellipop with a speakeasy twist is a celebration of the unexpected. The singer-cellist-songwriter strums, bows, picks, and taps through heartbreak and hope on songs that grab you by the collar and won’t let go. Her vocals transcend from moonlit night to house on fire, with a tone that blends smoke with sunlight, landing somewhere between Nina Simone and Gillian Welch.
After graduating Furman University in 2007, the Nashville-based singer started touring with artists such as Edwin McCain and Richard Leigh. Her hair-tossing, electric performances – an exercise in musical abandon – became audience favorites. A self-titled EP released 2015 included “Tequila,” an original co-write by Clanton, Tom Bettencourt, and Richard Leigh, which made the Nashville Songwriters Association International Top 40 in January 2016.
Recently signed by Torque Entertainment, Clanton is working on her debut album, crafting a new incarnation of her honey-and-thunder sound.
Danielle Ate the Sandwich, is the stage name of pop-folk songwriter, Danielle Anderson. Based in Fort Collins, Colorado, Danielle has been touring nationally since 2009 after cultivating an online following from her homemade videos on Youtube and her unique style of online marketing that brings her music to the audience she affectionately refers to as “Fanwiches.” In September 2016, Danielle Ate the Sandwich released her 6th full length album, “The Terrible Dinner Guest,” recorded in Norfolk, VA, and supported by a fan funded Kickstarter campaign. Her new album journeys into more musical styles and depths, adding a new set of instruments to create a fresh space for Danielle’s lyrics and stories. Her songs can be thoughtful, heavy and serious, but Danielle rarely takes herself too seriously. She’s known for her quirky lyrical twists, performing most frequently with a ukulele and delivering witty and honest stage banter in her live shows.
Danielle has toured the United States since 2009, has made appearances internationally, opened for Mumford and Sons, Suzanne Vega, toured with Pomplamoose and wrote the soundtrack to the Emmy nominated HBO documentary, “Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson.‘ Danielle Ate the Sandwich is happily based in Fort Collins, Colorado.
The Denver Post says, “Danielle Anderson is a tender singer-songwriter, a brazen humorist, a fearless young woman. Performing as Danielle Ate the Sandwich, Anderson wields a ukulele, a guitar and her own words to tell stories about people.”
Denver’s Westword describes Danielle as, “cripplingly enchanting with lyrics telling the story of a generation coming of age in an age of uncertainty.”