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Heather Mae & Sarah Clanton #IAmEnough

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HEATHER MAE

It is rare to find an artist who startles your senses on many levels, engaging the part of your brain that makes you shake your hips, but also raise your fist in solidarity.

Heather Mae does just that.

An imaginative lyricist with a powerhouse voice, Heather Mae is forging new ground with her newest album. Entitled “I AM ENOUGH”, the collection was dubbed a KickStarter Staff Pick within it’s first week, smashing through its $15,000 fundraising goal and on it’s official release date - June 10th, 2016 - peaked at #58 on the iTunes Pop Charts. All of this without the support of a label.

“I see this record as a platform for change. Pop music with a mission.” says Heather. “I am inspired by artists who are able to combine both.”

The title track to her new album, ‘I Am Enough’ is an ode to body positivity and breaking away from self-imposed affliction to fit into what society defines as beautiful. ‘Wanderer’ and ‘No Poor Soul’ are reflections of Mae’s own experience of publicly coming out and the relief associated with finding love that accepts you just as you are—externally and internally. ‘Stand Up’ wraps up the entire record with its challenge to listeners to fight against intolerances that so many of us face, such as racism, sexism and other prejudices.

In the music video for 'Stand Up', which won Best Music Video in the Cinema Syster's Film Festival, Mae references the Black Lives Matter movement and the June 2015 SCOTUS ruling on gay marriage which destroyed DOMA.

SARAH CLANTON

This singer-cellist-songwriter strums, bows, picks, and taps through stories of hope and heart, pulling you into the moment by the collar and not letting go. Classically trained but now playing out of the “box,” Clanton’s vocals transcend from moonlit-night to house-on-fire, with a tone that blends smoke with sunlight, landing somewhere between Nina Simone and Norah Jones.

After graduating Furman University in 2007 with a degree in Music and Communication Studies, Clanton stayed in Greenville, South Carolina and continued playing classically in orchestras, while touring with bands as a hired gun. She worked random jobs and taught cello lessons, all-the-while exploring and finding her voice in nontraditional ways of playing and singing with her cello. When she was not on the road touring solo or appearing with artists like Edwin McCain, The David Mayfield Parade, Ben Sollee, Mindy Smith, and Richard Leigh, she was organizing a 19 week, Saturday solar powered festival called Music in the Woods. Clanton's diligence caught the attention of the Cirque Du Soleil, who invited her to audition for a lead role (right before she had decided to make the move to Nashville in 2014).

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