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Grace Potter
Grace Potter returns to the Redstone Room in Davenport for a sold out show on Monday, Jan. 17.

NAME: Grace Potter

REAL NAME: Grace Potter

AGE: 27

BORN AND RAISED: Waitsfield, Vt., Mad River Valley, Vt.

VISUAL: " ... a leggy Heidi Klum look-alike ..." Nekesa Mumbi Moody, The Associated Press

MUSIC STYLE: Folk rock, blues, roots rock, hard rock

BEHIND THE SCENES: Newest, self-titled album produced by Mark Batson (Dr. Dre, Jay-Z and the Dave Matthews Band)

COMPARISONS: " ... everyone from Janis Joplin to Lucinda Williams ..." Nancy Dunham, Washington Examiner

ALBUMS: "Nothing But the Water," 2005; "This is Somewhere," 2007; "Grace Potter and the Nocturnals," 2010

ACCLAIM: One of 10 "most overlooked artists of 2010." The Associated Press

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CRITICS SAY: "The smoldering disc features a near-perfect blend of rock, pop and a bit of country twang as a fiery Potter wails her way with electrifying grooves and emotionally stirring slow-burners." Moody, AP

IN HER OWN WORDS: "I really like Robert Plant's voice, and I love The Who. I think it's important that I don't always compare myself to women because even though I'm a girl, that's just a co-inky-dink." 2007 Quad-City Times interview

Q-C CONNECTION: Played the Redstone Room in 2007 and ‘08, as well as River Roots Live last summer

DAYTROTTER SESSIONS: One: "Paris (Ooh La La)," "Watching You," "Paint It Black," Dec. 10, 2008

ONSCREEN: "Something That I Want" on the closing credits of Disney's "Tangled"

TWITTER FOLLOWERS: 13,130 @gracepotter

IF YOU GO: 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, Redstone Room, inside the River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport; the opening act is Chamberlin; tickets are sold-out.

 

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