Jay Allen Sanford 2 p.m., Dec. 5
The United Saints of America
Sound description: Pop rock and blues.
RIYL: Maroon 5, Fooz Fighters, Governor Drive
Inception: San Diego, 2008
The United Saints of America, formerly known as Mercy House, demonstrates writing skills that are original, melodic, and high-powered. Their live performances helped them progress from playing local venues to playing MTV's Spring Break, San Diego Street Scene, and opening for such national acts like Korn, P.O.D., Blue Oyster Cult, and Foghat. Members of the United Saints of America have been a part of such projects as the Voices, Outlaw Blood, and Left 4 Dead.
Nicky Rich has also fronted the Foo Fighters tribute Fooz Fighters.