Tickets were still available Wednesday for the Grace Potter & the Nocturnals debut concert at Lake Tahoe.
Devil Dog Productions and the Crystal Bay Casino announced the rock band from Vermont will play at Lake Tahoe on Sunday June 9 in the Crown Room. Tickets went on sale April 26.
Potter has been compared by critics to Tina Turner, Etta James and Janis Joplin. She has that kind of stage presence and a powerful voice. The newspaper USA Today wrote, “Grace Potter is the best female rock singer in the country.”
The Crystal Bay Casino is calling the event the “CBC 10th Anniversary Show.” Casino Manager Bill Wood alerted Tahoe Onstage late last week a major booking was imminent.
“We have been after this show for years,” Wood said. Brent (Harding, of Devil Dog Productions) has worked doggedly on bringing them to the CBC and it finally paid of. He deserves an enormous amount of credit for staying after it. We are just pleased as we can be to have Grace in the Crown Room. That band rocks. The place will never be the same.”
The venue has featured other artists just as they became acclaimed superstars, including Gary Clark Jr. and Derek Trucks.
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals play blues-based rock with a classic rock and pop flavor. It has three albums, including 2012’s “The Lion The Beast The Beat,” produced by Potter and producer Jim Scott, who has made records for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Wilco and the Tedeschi Trucks Band.
All four band members contribute to the vocals. Potter plays keyboards and a flying V guitar. Matt Burr is on drums, Scott Tournet guitar, bass and keys and Benny Yurco guitar and bass.
Tickets are $35. Call 800-594-TIXX (8499) or go online to http://www.cbc.tickets.musictoday.com/CrystalBayCasino/calendar.aspx
The Tumbleweed Ramblers play the Red Room after-party.