Sarah Potenza And The Tall Boys
Date and Time
Saturday, July 6th, 2013 at 9:00pm
"Had Bonnie Raitt and Johnny Cash Shared DNA, the results would produce Sarah Potenza" - Kansas City Blues Society
In 2008, Sarah Potenza & The Tall Boys released their debut album, "Shiny & New", a powerful collection of original songs that drew attention from venues and festival producers nationwide. Within that year, the band was performing at festivals and sharing bills with acts like Joss Stone, Bonnie Raitt and the legendary Stevie Wonder. In 2010, the group released its second full-length album, "A Lifetime Worth of Sin". A collection of Americana music, derived from blues, bluegrass, and alternative-country, all songs were written and produced by Sarah and the band, with the exception of one cover of Lucinda Williams. This CD features a talented list of notable guest musicians from such groups as The Hen House Prowlers, The Hoyle Brothers, and The Congregation. To capture a warmer and more authentic sound, the entire album was recorded on two inch analogue tape with a Studer track tape machine at StrobeRecording Studio in Humbolt Park, Chicago. Since the release of "A Lifetime Worth of Sin", the album has reached #17 on the Freeform American Roots Radio Charts. Sarah & The Tall Boys have been touring nationally, playing an average of over 200 shows a year. Nate Dow of the Boston Herald, remarks, "It has been said that Lucinda Williams can blow the chrome off her streamline trailer. If that's true, Potenza can blow the trailer right out of the lot." Sarah Potenza & The Tall Boys have played both for inmates at both the Cook Country Department of Corrections and make multiple appearances at large, national outdoor festivals and venues.