Smart bets: Sarah Clanton, Pretend Sweethearts and Heather Mae

Put three distinct voices on one stage, and musical magic happens. Sarah Clanton, Pretend Sweethearts and Heather Mae are united in art, but their sounds are significantly different. Mae offers positive pop, and Pretend Sweethearts bring romantic soul and bluesy guitar. Clanton, pictured, whose smoky take on the cello has a speakeasy spirit, has history here: “Asheville was one of the first cities I ever played an open mic in when I began to gravitate away from the classical world. I love the people, the food, the mountains and the vibe of the city,” she says. The three women-led groups will perform at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 8:30 p.m. $10. Photo by Jeremy Ryan


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One thought on “Smart bets: Sarah Clanton, Pretend Sweethearts and Heather Mae

  1. boatrocker

    Do people really make a decision to go hear live music according to whether
    a group has a female or a male singer as the article seems to center around?

    A few years ago an LTE writer bemoaned Bele Chere not having enough females in bands booked.
    I looked up every single group scheduled to play and found a vast majority of them did indeed include females.

    Sorry, but if you look at the pop charts, music awards ceremonies, record and ticket sales etc, I don’t think the glass ceiling applies to music.
    Feel free to peruse Mtn X’s Best of for this and past years as well for a high representative sampling of female fronted and females in live music.

    I thought simply enjoying a specific group’s music would be enough.
    How vapid.

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