After years of touring with her band Sarah & The Tall Boys, Sarah Potenza was chosen over 50,000 candidates to appear on The Voice. Judge Pharrell Williams’ reaction to Potenza’s on-air audition gives you a pretty good idea of the level of talent of this incredible singer. Williams’ immediately exclaimed, “You’re giving this generation something they've never seen before". Potenza left the show as a top 20 finalist, then headed to Nashville where she quickly integrated into the local music scene, becoming a staple at the world renowned Bluebird Café and the globally broadcast Music City Roots program. She continues to earn raves for her big voice, which seamlessly blends roots, rock and soul.
With her primary influences being Lucinda Williams and R&B great Charles Bradley, her view of Americana music comes from artists who are great in songcraft and who are ready to engage in funk- soul-inspired music. Potenza is, without a doubt, a force of nature in today’s American music scene, with an eye toward leaping over the limitations of genre-defined boundaries into her own original music that will ultimately take no prisoners.
NPR Music exclusively premiered the music video to Potenza’s debut album, ‘Monster’.
Programmers have been supporting her gritty sound and unstoppable resolve, resulting in ‘Monster’ moving quickly up the Americana Radio chart. NPR Music calls the album a “blistering, riff-propelled personal anthem,” while No Depression states, “You won’t find any gimmicks on MONSTER, just pure unadulterated rock and roll.”
"Potenza is to the blues what Adele is to pop." – Rolling Stone
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