Taylor Greenwood is the latest musician touted by the seemingly ubiquitous Dave Grohl, who strums guitar on her gentle acoustic ballad “Sing You to Sleep.” The local singer-songwriter has a fittingly lulling voice, and although she's not doing anything radically new, Greenwood has an engaging presence and considerable commercial potential. Her instincts are generally mainstream on bouncy pop tunes such as “Something With You” and “All the Right Ones,” and while her romantic-minded lyrics are fairly unremarkable, her singing has enough personality and charisma to override the generic setting and production. At the moment, Greenwood seems to spend half her energy covering cutesy songs by other musicians (Katy Perry, One Direction, Maroon 5), but she's far more intriguing when she allows her own personality to creep through.
Mon., Sept. 8, 7 p.m., 2014
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