- Socially Conscious Original Music Videos presents "Here I Am," featuring Kacee - A tribute to our healthcare heroes all over the world.
- PLAYBILL News
- Kacee is excited to be heading to Janis’ home state of Texas to reprise her Broadway role in A Night with Janis Joplin at the Alley Theatre in Houston, which opens on August 19, 2016
- Kacee is thrilled to be leading the cast of the Broadway musical, A Night with Janis Joplin, at the historic 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, which opens on March 25, 2016
- Kacee is excited to be returning to The Pasadena Playhouse in the world premiere of this exciting new musical Breaking Through, starring Alison Luff. Opening date October 27, 2015.
- Kacee makes her Broadway debut in the new hit musical, A night with Janis Joplin, which opens at the Lyceum Theatre on October 10, 2013
- Kacee is honored to be joining the cast of the hit show One Night With Janis Joplin at the Zach Theatre in Austin, Texas. Show opens July 18, 2013.
- Jan, 2012 - Kacee joins Luis Miguel for his 2012 Tour
- Sept, 2009 - Kacee joins Luis Miguel for his 2010 - 2011 "Labios de Miel Tour" Tour
- June, 2010 - Kacee is joining the cast of Your Town Follies
- Oct, 2009 - Kacee Joins LA Music Academy
- Apr, 2009 - Kacee once again joins the cast in Off-Broadway's extreme rock musical, "Love, Janis"
- Jan, 2009 - Kacee joins Luis Miguel for his 2008 - 2009 "Complices" Tour
“Adrian Galysh – Into the Blue,” featuring Kacee Clanton on vocals, by Henry Carrigan, December 19, 2016
Adrian Galysh – Into the Blue, featuring Kacee Clanton on Vocals, by Glenn Milligan, 2016
"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
“Clanton is an uncanny medium, never aping Joplin’s immortal intonations of particular phrases but so fluent in her timbre — which is to say her many timbres — as to give the show the feel of an undiscovered concert recording…Her electrifying glissando in ‘Summertime’ makes you wonder why anyone, ever, would choose to keep different musical notes separate. On raspy high notes, she seems to fray vocal cords to snapping, only to surprise you again and again when she veers to a fluttery coloratura or a sustain with the assured breath support, the perfectly calibrated vibrato of an opera singer.”
Lily Janiak - San Francisco Chronicle
“Clanton is a fine actor and…roars through Joplin's hits with a ferocious, gravelly strength that is a truly breathtaking demonstration of vocal prowess and craft.”
Robert Sokol - Broadway World
“Clanton’s portrayal of Joplin works an uncanny magic. She looks the part, with flowing, frizzy brown hair that she flips nonchalantly…Then there’s the voice. It’s absolute Joplin in all her throaty, bluesy, yearning, no-holds-barred glory. She has the voice of a lioness—confident alpha, a purr one minute, a husky roar the next. Add uninhibited body language, hectic energy, spot-on slang, and a passion for all things music, and we fall in love with Clanton’s Joplin, and deeper in love with Janis.”
Rosa del Duca - Theatrius
“The formidable Kacee Clanton…claims more than one piece of your heart…As ever, Clanton echoes the scratchy vocals that are the signature of the ‘60s diva. A wild child making love to the microphone…she can sing like a bat out of hell and she re-creates Joplin’s raspy pipes with uncanny authenticity.”
Karen D’Souza - The Mercury News
“And Kacee? She has the look; she has The Manner, but does she have the voice? Oh yes. She does. From the whiskey-soaked rasp that is unmistakably Janis, to the roof-rattling power that seems to come from the floor, she grabs a song and shakes the living daylights out of it until it's drained of every emotion and lays panting at her feet. Janis was unabashedly sexual, and it poured out of her music. Kacee portrays her wild side without so much as a flinch, full out. Nothing less would have worked.”
Gary Laird - Broadway World
“Clanton has the kind of pipes necessary to tackle songs by Etta James and Big Mama Thornton, some of which climax with such fervor she comes close to speaking in tongues, and the same kind of nervy confidence Joplin needed to survive in the hormonal funhouse that was ‘60s rock and roll. Most of all, she understands the vulnerability that was never far away from the buoyant personality Joplin presented to the world, but that also became the most lethal weapon in her arsenal whenever she stepped onstage.”
Chris Gray - Houston Press
“Clanton is spot-on, especially with Janis’s slightly raspy…speech patterns that evolve into the cry from her soul, as Janis sings her feelings from the inside-out. Clanton achieves an incredible tour-de-force that’s a bit spooky. It’s not like Clanton is ‘portraying Janis.’ It’s more like Janis is coming back again through Clanton’s body.”
Dewey Mee - Daily Record
“A Night With Janis Joplin, the sensation currently blowing away audiences at The 5th Avenue Theatre, makes one believe that the legendary rocker has risen from the dead. For fans who never saw Joplin perform live, this incredible portrayal of her by Kacee Clanton must surely be the next best thing. Backed by a great band, she sings Joplin’s songs and channels Joplin’s soulful style the way you imagine a Joplin concert would have been. Clanton, whose own credits include touring as a vocalist with Joe Cocker, is mesmerizing as she recounts Joplin’s Texas upbringing, her blues-soaked musical influences and her ascension in the 1960s to rock music icon before her untimely death at the age of 27.”
Pat Jenkins - The Dispatc
“If you thought it was too late to see a Janis Joplin performance, think again. The two-hour musical…took the audience through a winding musical history of Joplin, with Kacee Clanton voicing the part to near-perfection…In an almost haunting recreation of Joplin.”
Daniel DeMay - Seattle Chinese Times
“Kacee Clanton comes out as Janis Joplin with a rocking attitude and fierce sound. Clanton's voice is powerful, and she handles the distinctive vocals of the classic songs with great ease and strong emotion.”
Eric Andrews-Katz - Seattle Gay News
“Slaying audiences once again with her authenticity and rock star voice is... Kacee Clanton, as the Joni Mitchell-esque rock star on her way down just as Charlie is on her way up. Clanton gives a brutal performance that is worth the price of the ticket.”
Alisha Hayashida - South Pasadena Now
“Equally as mesmerizing is Kacee Clanton, who plays Karina, the washed-up pop star who tries to warn Charlie of the ravenous, cold nature of the music business. Clanton...owns the stage when she performs 'Letting Go' and 'Breathe In,' to the point where, when you realize her songs have ended, you immediately long for her return.”
“Kacee Clanton (A Night With Janis Joplin) makes a welcome return to the Pasadena Playhouse as Karina, a former hit maker who’s a tad too old for Scorpio and a Grammy nomination short of a new contract. Her second-act swan song, 'Breathe In,' is a showstopper, with Clanton belting out the long notes in a voice blended with heartbreak and bitterness.”
Jordan Riefe - The Hollywood Reporter
"Kacee...has a luscious powerhouse voice that instantly raises the pulse of the production every time her character, Karina, a star quickly losing her bankability, drunkenly staggers onto the stage to haunt the other singers with her sorry story.”
Charles McNulty - Los Angeles Times
"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."
Karen D'Souza - San Jose Mercury News
"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."
Paul Myrvold - Theatre Notes
"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."
Robert Hurwitt - San Francisco Chronicle
"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."
Lam Nguyen - Content Magazine
"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
"Joplin's mannerisms and her mix of sweetness and vulgarity were captured to near perfection...by Kacee..."
Tony Perry - LA Times, 2001
Kacee sings the National Anthem at the San Francisco Giants vs. Atlanta Braves game at AT&T Park in San Francisco, March 27, 2017, to Promote A Night With Janis Joplin at A.C.T.’s Geary Theater
An insider’s Look at Breaking Through, Pasadena Playhouse, 2015
- The Working Singer Podcast with Jamila Ford, March 11, 2019
- Interview with Cameron Kell for The Frame, 89.3 KPCC, August 6, 2015
- KUTX 98.9, July 17, 2013
- CultureMap pre-show interview by Tarra Gaines, August 21, 2016
- Houston Chronical pre-show interview by Wei-Huan Chen, August 19, 2016
- Front and Center: Recording Artist and Singer, Kacee Clanton / by Pauline France, June 13, 2016
- Interview with Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times, July 22, 2015