After making its premiere on Billboard on Wednesday, “Earthquake”, the latest track off Smithfield, Rhode Island native Sarah Potenza’s upcoming LP ‘Road To Rome’ is now streaming everywhere (listen to it here).
Billboard calls the track (which Sarah wrote expressly for her husband and collaborator Ian Crossman) “a make-up song of seismic proportions.”
The now, Nashville based singer-songwriter and vocal powerhouse is perhaps most well-known as a semi-finalist on season 8 of The Voice, but since then she’s gone on to release a critically-acclaimed debut solo LP ‘Monster’ in 2016, which prompted Rolling Stone to gush, “Potenza is to the blues what Adele is to pop: a colossal-voiced singer who merges her old-school influences with a modernistic sound.”
Road To Rome, her second solo LP, will be released on International Women’s Day, March 8th. Pre-save, pre-add, or pre-order ‘Road To Rome’ here: https://ffm.to/roadtorome. Signed CDs are available for purchase here: https://bit.ly/2AGGnGB.
According to Earshot Media, Road to Rome‘ is an album of self-empowered R&B, swaggering soul, and contemporary blues. Co-written by Potenza, her husband Ian Crossman and friend Justin Wiseman, produced by Jordan Brooke Hamlin (Indigo Girls, Lucy Wainwright Roche), and recorded with a female-heavy cast of collaborators, the record isn’t just her own story. It’s the story of all artists — particularly women, who remain the minority within the male-dominated music industry — who’ve learned to trust their instincts, refusing to let mainstream trends dilute their own artistic statements.
Set for release on International Women’s Day 2019, Road to Rome is the “sound of a songwriter taking the wheel and driving toward her own destination”, according to a press release announcing the new track and album.
Sarah recently performed alongside acts such as Andrew McMahon and The Wilderness, Matt Nathanson and Plain White T’s on The Rock Boat XIX and will join Melissa Etheridge, Shawn Colvin, Paula Cole and many more on The Melissa Etheridge Cruise III March 31-April 7. She is also scheduled to play in Austin, TX during SXSW. See dates below;
Fri, March 8 McGonigel’s Mucky Duck- Houston, TX
*Wed, March 13 –Midwest Takeover @ Shangri-La- Austin, TX
*Fri, March 15 – Party In My Pants @ Little Woodrow’s 6th- Austin, TX
*Fri, March 15- Rebelle Road Showcase @ Maria’s Tacos Express- Austin, TX
*Fri, March 15 – New Nashville Riverboat Party- Austin, TX
Sat, March 16 Opening Bell Coffee- Dallas, TX
Sun, March 31 – The Melissa Etheridge Cruise
Mon, April 1 – The Melissa Etheridge Cruise
Tues, April 2 – The Melissa Etheridge Cruise
Wed, April 3 – The Melissa Etheridge Cruise
Thurs, April 4 – The Melissa Etheridge Cruise
Fri, April 5 – The Melissa Etheridge Cruise
Sat, April 6 – The Melissa Etheridge Cruise
Sun, April 7 – The Melissa Etheridge Cruise