Best known for the blues, Roxanne Potvin might catch old fans off guard with her third CD, No Love For The Poisonous.
Twelve-bar blues gives way to sultry, sophisticated pop, and Potvin's gritty alto to a smoother croon. Perfect Day is a breezy Sheryl Crow-esque ditty you might hear in a laundry detergent commercial, while the title track is a sparse ballad built around light guitar-picking and sustained organ chords.
Though it likely won't earn her another Juno nomination in the blues category, No Love could very well bring this bilingual Gatineau girl some crossover success.
Potvin plays the Glenn Gould Theatre Saturday (November 8).