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Kacee / Press

"The charismatic singer-actress, who will alternate in the lead role for the show's upcoming Broadway run, knows how to seduce a crowd as well as belt out a song. She's half diva, half earth mother and she summons up the iconic singer's unmistakable combination of grace and grit with breathtaking force. She connects with the music deeply and that sense of intimacy is the show's most intoxicating quality."

"Ms. Clanton holds nothing back, just as Janis did, delivering her songs from the tips of her toes to the top of her head with its lion’s mane of auburn hair, investing the music with passion and wringing every bit of feeling out of each intense, vividly affecting moment."

"Tears rolled down my cheeks when Kacee Clanton poured her heart into "Summertime" as the title character in "One Night With Janis Joplin" at San Jose Repertory Theatre. Her phrasings were perfect - the soulful wail; the urgent, staccato "no-no-no-no-no"; the notes torn from a raw, visceral core - all within an artful reproduction of Joplin's unique delivery."

"Clanton’s power was reminiscent of the Queen herself, with phenomenal renditions of...“Summertime,” “Ball and Chain.” “Me and Bobby McGee” and “Cry Baby.” What is so interesting about watching Clanton in the role is we really feel that Joplin was able to give the audience one more night."

"Kacee...then makes her way on to the stage. Her performance is a completely different animal altogether and...defines the entire experience. She begins almost timidly, weaving in and out of moments that seem almost sheepish... Then, as the performance pushes on, you literally get to see Clanton’s Joplin go from shy young woman to full on, larger-than-life rock star. By the time you get to the first chorus, there is no mistaking who’s on that stage. She becomes Janis Joplin in a poignant, haunting, and almost painful two and a half minutes. She arrives in a form that dominates the rest of the show and leaves the audience speechless."

"Clanton literally brought the crowd to our feet with her exacting portrayal of Janis' music and fervent performance style." -- We "Love, Janis." The Broadway Blog. March 26, 2007

The Broadway Blog

"Look out! This mamma is packing heat..." -- "Love, Janis" By: C.W. Hanson. Kansas City / 50 & Better. March 2007

C.W. Hanson - 50 & Better

"Mama Came to Sing...you will find this CD full of great original rockers and soulful ballads that showcase Kacee's incredible talent!"

Blue Monday Monthly (Minneapolis, MN)

"Mama Came to Sing...Since I first listened to this record, I haven't been able to get it out of my head! This is a must have for any rock & roller..."

Steven Kalnasy - Hawaiian Chopper Magazine

"Joplin's mannerisms and her mix of sweetness and vulgarity were captured to near perfection...by Kacee..."

Tony Perry - LA Times

"Una Voz que dejó una Huella en la Carrera de Luis Miguel..."

"Kacee peels the paint off the walls and chews up the furniture. I mean, the woman is downright destructive..."

Sam Andrew - BBHC Forum
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