Via the Boston Phoenix

I wandered into a performance by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, whose stage, amps, and instruments were covered in red roses. I guess they were taking their equipment to prom. They are a returning Bonnaroo champion, having made a big splash in 2006. This year, they’ve added a couple of members, subtracted one other, and have a whole bunch of other songs in their catalogue, which is a kind of Bonnie Raitt/The Band/Crazy Horse/J.J. Cale fusion, and thus perfect for anyone knee-deep in mud in Tennessee. Their upcoming album is being produced by T. Bone Burnett, so keep an eye on them…I think I may have accidentally discovered a great band under 60 without Pitchfork telling me about it first.