Sarah Potenza and Ian Crossman 2018-02-17T01:56:11+00:00

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Sarah Potenza and Ian Crossman

Vocalist Sarah Potenza & Ian Crossman, her guitar-wielding husband, bring their music back to its roots. Hailing from Rhode Island, frequent Rhythm & Roots performer Sarah was hailed by Rolling Stone as “a Janis Joplin-Aretha Franklin hybrid with a mic … but a Lucinda Williams-Bonnie Raitt hybrid with a pen… Potenza is to the blues what Adele is to pop: a colossal-voiced singer who merges her old-school influences with a modernistic sound.” While living in Chicago, Sarah and Ian formed the much-lauded band Sarah and the Tall Boys. When the group disbanded, they moved to East Nashville to be a part of the booming Americana music scene in Sarah’s own name. Her spellbinding blind audition yielded a four-chair turn on NBC’s The Voice, and her latest cd is Monster. (photo by Laura Partain)