Grace Potter at the Uptown Amphitheatre tonight (10/5/2012)

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GRACE POTTER & THE NOCTURNALS
Not too long ago, Grace Potter was a jeans-and-T-shirt girl with mousy hair that let her vocals command attention. Her bluesy grit came via a thunderous vocal power that won over small audiences on a regular basis. Times have changed. These days, Potter shows off her long locks and even longer legs as she struts about big stages, front-and-center. The music is a bit more mainstream — enough that she opened for Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw at Bank of America Stadium this past summer. However, beneath all the glitz and glam is the same lyrical prowess that won fans from the beginning, and the same Hammond organ that drives her music forward with vintage blues power. Don’t let the bigger venue fool you. Put on a blindfold and the music will still see you through. With Rayland Baxter. $25-$60. Oct. 5, 8 p.m. Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre, 1000 N.C. Music Factory Blvd.

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