Sarah Potenza & Joshua Davis

And then at 9:30pm
SARAH POTENZA & JOSHUA DAVIS

After spending seven years with her band Sarah & The Tall Boys, Sarah Potenza relocated to Nashville, Tennessee with not much more than her husband and her monster vocals. That coupled with her honest reflective songwriting, she quickly attracted the attention of the city’s thriving music scene and she became a staple at the world-renowned Bluebird Café and the globally broadcast Music City Roots program.

One of her performances on Music City Roots resulted in a phone call from the NBC television show, “The Voice.” Potenza took the challenge in stride and finished in the top 20 out of 50,000 contestants.

Her passion for performing and undeniable voice resonated with America and made her a fan favorite across the country.  Nashville welcomed her home with pride and celebrated her authentic, heart-felt songwriting with a sold out show at the Bluebird Café and her debut on the Grand Old Opry.

Here’s what musician David Mayfield said about Sarah..”Potenza’s raw power as a performer is startling. Her voice doesn’t just compel you to listen, it throws you in a headlock and wrestles you into submission!”

Joshua Davis writes songs that blend the roots of American music with gritty rock ‘n’ roll and vintage soul.  Performing Songwriter called the result, “Some of the liveliest and most rocking roots music around.”

Davis almost didn’t audition when the popular NBC musical showcase “The Voice” called. “I’d never even seen the show. Looking at music in a competitive way is totally against the way I was raised, “ he says. “Collaboration is what it’s all about. Music brings people together, so the competitive aspect of it was really foreign—to be judged like that.” From his first performance, Davis triumphed, and over the course of the season, his rootsy, sincere approach emerged as a refreshing alternative and propelled him all the way to the finals.

www.sarahpotenza.net

www.joshuadavismusic.com

Cover: $8 advance, $10 day of show

Tickets on sale now at  Abilene, Record Archive and online at www.abilenebarandlounge.com

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