On her second hodgepodge of country, blues and folk with elements of jazz and Southern rock, 23-year-old Gatineau, Quebec-born Potvin proves she can write an original song that sounds like an old standard, deploying her nicely nuanced voice as reinforcement. Reliably, country singer/songwriter Colin Linden's there producing, imbuing every song with a rich, full quality. Daniel Lanois ups the ante, dueting on the intimate French folk song La Merveille. While it feels like Potvin has yet to develop her own style, these varied songs could be a step into a comfortable career.
Potvin releases her album at the Rivoli tonight (Thursday, March 9).