Grace Potter On One Tree Hill

 

Corny-ass teen drama on CW seeks hot-as-fire
singer-songwriter to spice shit up.

By Randy Harward

 

Well, if you have a lame,
two-dimensional teen drama on a second-rate TV network, you need some spice—maybe
a little sugar. Grace Potter is both.

 

 

Unlike the plastic actresses on One Tree Hill, the saucy
singer-songwriter—shown here in a fashion-backward evening gown by Betsy
Ross—is known for her salty language and no-bullshit demeanor. That is, she has
a personality that extends beyond, even eclipses, her pinup hotness. Ah, the
elusive ((((third dimension))))!

 

Then there’s her music—call that
the fourth dimension, which is her personality, brains and soul all wrapped up
in one little bundle. Much better than the mainstreamy dreck OTH’s music
supervisor usually licenses for the show. But no matter how cool Grace is, and
how good the music she and the Nocturnals crank out, it’s not gonna change the
fact that after she appears on the show—and even writes the score, it’s still
gonna suck.

 

But we may tune in anyway, just to
see Gracie work her magic. She’s playing two songs—an acoustic version of “Ah
Mary” and the brand-new “I Want Something That I Want” with Bethany Joy
Gaelotti, who plays Haley. Special, huh!

 

If you can’t bring yourself to
watch the show, catch her live at one of those tour stops:

 

 

Oct. 9

Northampton, MA

Pearl Street

Ballroom

Oct. 10

Philadelphia, PA

Fillmore at the TLA

Oct. 11

Baltimore, MD

Recher Theatre

Oct. 12

Pittsburgh, PA

Mr. Small’s Theatre

Oct. 15

Charleston, SC

The Pour House

Oct. 16

Charlotte, NC

Visulite Theatre

Oct. 17

Asheville, NC

The Orange Peel

Oct. 18

Atlanta, GA

Variety Playhouse

Oct. 19

Nashville, TN

Exit/In

Oct. 22

Birmingham, AL

WorkPlay Theatre

Oct. 23

Spanish Fort, AL

Felix’s Fish Camp

Oct. 24

New Orleans, LA

Voodoo Music Fest.***

Oct. 29

Austin, TX

The Parish

Oct. 30

Houston, TX

Walters on Washington

Oct. 31

Dallas, TX

Pontiac Garage at HOB

Nov. 1

Tulsa, OK

Cain’s 2nd Stage

Nov. 5

St. Louis, MO

Blueberry Hill

Nov. 6

Davenport, IA

The Redstone Room

Nov. 7

Kansas City, MO

Crosstown Station

Nov. 8

Denver, CO

Odgen Theatre

Nov. 11

Tucson, AZ

Club Congress

Nov. 12

Los Angeles, CA

Roxy Theatre

Nov. 14

San Francisco, CA

The Independent

Nov. 15

San Francisco, CA

The Independent

Nov. 17

Portland, OR

Doug Fir Lounge

Nov. 18

Seattle, WA

Neumo’a

Nov. 20

Livingston, MT

High Sides

Nov. 21

Jackson Hole, WY

Center for the Arts Theater

Dec. 5

New York, NY

Webster Hall

Dec. 6

Washington, DC

Nightclub 9:30

Dec. 8

State College, PA

State Theatre

Dec. 10

Toronto, Canada

El Mocambo

Dec. 28

Burlington, VT

Higher Ground Ballroom

Dec.29

Burlington, VT

Higher Ground Ballroom

Dec. 31

Burlington, VT

Higher Ground Ballroom

***
festival date

More
dates to be announced.

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