Kate Tucker

Whether performing solo or with her former band, the Sons of Sweden, Kate Tucker has always been extremely pleasant to listen to. Her voice is high and pretty, her songs mellow and dreamy, and her appearance far surpassing mere cuteness. So what’s not to like? Well, nothing, unless you, like many, have grown fatigued with what’s become an overplayed genre unto itself—a genre whose cookie-cutter performers mostly resemble Kate Tucker. Thankfully for Tucker, her new album, White Horses, finds her stampeding out of this box and into Cowboy Junkies territory. “Blue December” is one of the best local tracks to be released thus far this year, and “Where Are You (I Am Already Gone)” isn’t far behind. The new album has more melancholy and depth to it, which, when set against her prior work, makes it not only tolerable, but wonderful. With Gabriel Mintz, Joshua Morrison. MIKE SEELY

Thu., Aug. 19, 8 p.m., 2010

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