"Sarah is full of surprises. Her demeanor is demure, her music is dark-edged with a satirical bite. She has imagination, bravado and the technical chops to turn you into a believer." - Peter Himmelman

Sarah is a hair tossin', cello wielding sultry songstress...

Ranging from classical music to the blues, rock and pop music, Sarah brings a unique and diverse style to any project needing cello or voice. From reading music to writing, improving and arranging, performing live or in the studio, Sarah is professional, flexible and able to work with artists to achieve the sound desired. Cello lessons are also available in person on on Skype upon request.

My credits include

Gear highlights

  • 200 year old German Cello provides warm low ends and a beautiful solo high end
  • Telefunken M 81 vocal mic

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

Details vary according to project. Terms and services contract provided.

Reviews of Sarah Clanton

  • Listing_thumb_screen_shot_2016-07-15_at_21.17.042 months agoby Verified Review

    It was a pleasure working with Sarah. She provided cello and vocals for a song of mine. Very professional and easy to work with. Highly recommended!

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby Verified Review

    Great singer and dedicated to making sure you're happy with your vocals.

  • Default-avatar10 months agoby Verified Review

    Sarah is exceptionally talented and was a gem to work with. She was also remarkably receptive to taking notes.
    And most importantly, the delivered product was A-ma-zing!

  • Default-avatar11 months agoby Verified Review

    Great professionalism, easy to work with and a cracking voice. Would highly recommend Sarah.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Great singer who is comfortable in a variety of styles. Look forward to working with her again.

  • Listing_thumb_screenshot_2015-03-16-16-05-21-1about 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Very Professional with A beautiful personality. Her voice is Amazing. So glad I worked with you

  • Listing_thumb_gaznickabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Sarah Clanton is highly professional in delivering great results, and maintaining regular communication and updates. Highly recommended!

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Beautiful voice. Highly recommended.

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Sarah delievered a well performed, well recorded and overall awesome vocal.
    See you on the next one Sarah! :)

  • Listing_thumb_maestro_over 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Great experience. Sarah did everything that was expected. From communication to delivery this was a seamless experience. Thanks!

  • Listing_thumb_abandoned-bridge-photography-hd-wallpaper-1920x1200-3783almost 2 years agoby Verified Review

    Sarah is an immensely talented songwriter and musician. I really enjoyed working with her and I look forward to working with her again.

  • Listing_thumb_57 months agoby

    Sarah has one of the coolest voices I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She is professional, fast, and flexible. I give her five stars every time we work together.

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby

    Full of creativity and imagination, Sarah is a talented songwriter. She had easy communication and made sure she was doing doing everything correctly. With a fast and dependable workflow, I'd like to collaborate together again. Thanks Sarah!

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Interview with Sarah Clanton

Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I am proud of all the work that I am a part of and accomplish as I try to put my best foot forward in all that I do. Its important for me to be proud of all the work with which my name is associated.
What are you working on at the moment?
At the moment I am releasing a self titled EP and preparing for a summer tour. While this is in the works I am also taking part in an electric string quartet called Synergy out of South Carolina and gearing up to audition to be entertainment on cruise ships around the world. Meanwhile here in Nashville I am always writing, co writing, and performing for and with others as a cellist for both shows and session work.
What do you like most about your job?
I love that music is my job. From writing to singing to playing cello, I feel lucky that music is not only my passion but my livelihood.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
This question is hard....I would bring my cello, guitar, pens and loads of paper and something as simple as a voice memo app to record ideas. As long as I can sing and write, I would be happy.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I am an artist. I have played the cello for over 20 years and have been an active full time touring singer songwriter and performer since graduating college in 2006.
How would you describe your style?
Vocally I would consider my style to be a sultry blues influenced singer songwriter rock. I have some grit backed by sweetness.
Can you share one music production tip?
Communicate with your client. Knowing as best you can about what the goal of the project is allows creativity to flourish.
What's your strongest skill?
My strongest skills are vocal performance, cello performance and lyric writing.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Living in Nashville and being a touring artist allows me to be inspired by many different professionals from production, writing and performance wherever I go. There is not one in particular that inspires me the most, however, each time I am allowed to witness an amazing performance or studio session or writing experience, I learn something new that inspires me to push the boundaries of what I am able to creatively produce myself. I love rock and roll both traditionally speaking and from Led Zeppelin to Radiohead to songwriters such as Laura Marling or Kacey Musgraves, there is something to be learned from exposing oneself to a myriad of writing, performance and production style.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
The most common type of work I do for clients includes writing lyrics, melodies and cello melodies. Often times I write vocal or cello or string parts for songs that are already written, other times I write lyrics and melodies that turn into a new song all together. Clients provide ideas for subject and style and then with that input I am able to be creative in a direction that best fits the clients needs. Its a musical adventure that takes me to a new destination each time, and I love it!