Grace Potter and the Nocturnals 

Faux Vintage

Faux Vintage
The music of 1969 has gotten a lot of play this year, the 40th anniversary of Woodstock. And that falls well within Grace Potter’s favorite musical era. She’s said so. Plus, you can tell it from the country, blues and gospel shadings in her red-blooded rock ’n’ roll and the all-out, throaty way she sings. The B-3-playing, Vermont-based leader of the Nocturnals has heard her share of Band and Stones records. But her music isn’t mere period posturing. She has a feel for writing big, earthy hooks that pay off live without sounding retro. Potter and the rest of the band have been working on the follow-up to 2007’s This Is Somewhere with T-Bone Burnett, who’s become identified—this decade, at least—with music of a slightly older vintage than what she draws on.
Fri., Nov. 13, 8:30 p.m., 2009

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