Sarah Potenza will return to the Dogwood Center’s Black Box on Friday, October 8, at 7:30 p.m. Rolling Stone magazine has described this powerhouse singer as “if Janis Joplin has been reincarnated, it's as the bewitching Sarah Potenza, who mixes her rock edge with blues and a little Alabama Shakes-esque Southern soul.”
Potenza, who grew up in Smithfield, Rhode Island, and now lives in Nashville, Tennessee, recently wowed all four judges on "America's Got Talent", including Simon Cowell, during her July 14 audition. Although her run on the show was short, she said she is thrilled she got the chance to appear on the televised variety show.
In 2015, Potenza took the challenge of appearing on "The Voice" and managed to land a four chair turn and out of 50,000 contestants, she made it to the top twenty.
Potenza released her first album, "Monster," in 2016 and released her next album, "Road to Rome" in 2019. The album is described as the sound of a songwriter taking the wheel and driving toward her own destination.
Here is part of an N3 review from her last appearance at the Black Box.
The highlight of the night was when she took on the Leonard Cohen classic “Hallelujah”. Despite previous covers that are definitely listen-worthy the ballad took on a whole new meaning in the capable hands of this gifted performer. Reaching the depths of pure passion this time honored piece allows, Sarah absolutely drove this number home with a stunning performance that brought the crowd in the Box to their feet.
Tickets are $20.00 and are available through the Dogwood Center, NCCA-Artsplace in downtown Fremont, or on-line at www.dogwoodcenter.com. For information, phone 231.924.8885. The Dogwood Center is located one mile east of downtown Fremont.
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