Sarah & the Tall Boys

Saturday December 28th at 7:30pm at Wellfleet Preservation Hall
 
"Had Johnny Cash and Bonnie Raitt shared DNA, the result would be Sarah Potenza."-Kansas City Blues Society
 
Specializing in original country/soul, Sarah Potenza & the Tall Boys is a Nashville-based Americana band.
 
Sarah Potenza's vocal performance lifts the 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 perform suit it well.
 
Potenza is accompanied by her husband and Tall Boys band mate, Ian Crossman, on baritone guitar for the whole eight song set. Crossman is adept at squeezing different sounds from the rarely-seen instrument (last sighting: Sarah Watkins playing with the Decemberists) and he provides a perfect foil to Potenza's acoustic guitar, sometimes playing riffs, sometimes solos, sometimes bass lines.
 

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