The music of 1969 has gotten a lot of play this year, the 40th anniversary of Woodstock. And that falls well within Grace Potters favorite musical era. Shes 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 isnt 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 2007s This Is Somewhere with T-Bone Burnett, whos become identifiedthis decade, at leastwith music of a slightly older vintage than what she draws on.
Fri., Nov. 13, 8:30 p.m., 2009