Grace Potter is a madly talented musician who can pump up thick sheets of gospel-infused chords on Hammond B-3 organ or play driving guitar with her Flying V and top it all off with her powerful, soulful vocals. The Vermont native first came to attention fronting Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, whose folksy style of classic rock and blues was thoroughly retro but nonetheless often satisfying. Potter attempted to expand her sound with elements of electronica and indie rock on the Nocturnals’ final album, The Lion the Beast the Beat, a trend that continued on her only intermittently engaging 2015 solo album, Midnight. But she returns to a more compelling R&B/blues style on her latest record, Daylight, which was produced by her husband Eric Valentine and gives the singer more of a chance to belt everything out freely. With Bailen.
El Rey Theatre, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., Miracle Mile; Thurs., March 19, 8 p.m.; $40; all ages. (323) 936-6400, www.theelrey.com/events/detail/383376.