Critically acclaimed vocal powerhouse and RI native Sarah Potenza will return to her hometown on May 21 to accept the SHS Legion of Honor Award and perform at her high school alma mater, Smithfield High School in Smithfield.
- Tuesday, May 21, 2019
- Title: Smithfield High School Music Dept. Spring Concert
- Time: 7pm
- Admission: FREE
- Location: SHS Auditorium, 90 Pleasant View Ave.
- – Concert Band
- – Wind Ensemble
- – Chorus
- -Sentinel Singers
- -Jazz Band
On June 15, she returns to RI for a show at Chan’s in Woonsocket.
Potenza recently released her new album ‘Road To Rome.’ Known to millions as a semi-finalist on season 8 of The Voice, Sarah has since gone on to release a highly-praised 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.”
Her latest LP, ‘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.
Buy/stream ‘Road To Rome’ here: http://smarturl.it/sarahpotenza.