Cure Your Country Blues
Review of the first Sarah Potenza show
"It was Potenza's vocal performance that lifted the gathering crowd. Her voice is like a Russian nested doll with Bonnie Raitt on the outside and Etta James, Susan Tedeschi and Brittany Howard inside. Not as gritty as Joplin, not as smooth as Norah Jones, sometimes sounding like Carole King channeling Big Mama Thornton, Potenza has a powerful, natural instrument and the originals they performed suited it well."
"Potenza was accompanied by her husband and Tall Boys band mate, Ian Crossman, on baritone guitar for the whole eight song set. Crossman was adept at squeezing different sounds from the rarely-seen instrument (last sighting: Sarah Watkins playing with the Decemberists) and he provided a perfect foil to Potenza's acoustic guitar, sometimes playing riffs, sometimes solos, sometimes bass lines."
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Sarah Potenza Solo
We are really excited to announce a new project. In addition to continuing to tour with The Tall Boys, Sarah and Ian will be performing a roots/rock show that focuses on the duos songwriting. Check us out on Facebook to get all the latest updates.
- Sat April 27th, 2013
8pm | St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway (Sarah Potenza duo w/ Whitey Morgan & the 78’s AND Doop & the Inside Outlaws
- Sun April 28th, 2013
8pm | Memphis, TN @ The Poplar Lounge (Sarah Potenza, roots rock duo)
New Items from the Store
Live in Chicago Album
A Lifetime Worth of Sin Album
Womens Tank Top
Nate Dow, Boston Herald
Sarah Potenza and the Tall Boys are such a unique and dynamic force, it’s hard to fathom how they haven’t taken just Chicago but also Nashville, Memphis and Austin by storm. Potenza and her soaring voice are at home in any of the musical genres favored by those famous cities. And if it is true, as Emmylou Harris once famously said, that Lucinda Williams could sing the chrome right off a trailer hitch, here’s betting that Potenza could belt it clear off the Airstream attached to it. The group’s latest album is proof that Sarah and the boys
mightily beg to be heard. “A Lifetime Worth of Sin” is clearly worth the consequences.
Chuck Wentworth, producer of Rhythm & Roots and Greyfox Bluegrass Festival
“for two years in a row, Sarah has sold more CDs at the festival than any other artist by a factor of three to one, and I understand did the same at Strawberry Fest. This band is a huge crowd favorite and brings all the energy and talent to the festival main stage that it ever needs”