Email alert from the festival came in a few minutes ago. They make email available as a web read so everyone can read the full text. I've pasted some highlights.
Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band to Replace Gregg Allman, Grace Potter added to 2010 Harvest Line Up
Kired and I can absolutely verify that New Brunswick, Canada had a ton of love for Grace and the Nocs in 2008 !Organizers announced today two of the world’s top touring blues-rock acts have been added to the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival’s September line up. Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band and Grace Potter & the Nocturnals were pursued when Headliner Gregg Allman had to withdraw. Trucks & Tedeschi and Potter are considered among the most in-demand acts of this summer’s major North American festivals.
Gregg Allman underwent successful liver transplant surgery earlier this week and therefore is unable to perform at this year's Festival. The Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi Band re-routed and re-arranged their schedule and will be flying in especially to perform at Harvest in place of The Gregg Allman Band.
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals wowed audiences in a headline performance at the 2008 Festival, and will now return to rock two specially-added Wednesday and Thursday early Afterburners. Unlike the closer-to-midnight Afterburners later in the week, the new early Afterburners will kick off at 10:30pm on Wednesday night and 11pm on Thursday night, accommodating those fans who need keep up the pretence of working the next morning.
With Grace’s unapologetic feistiness, with a voice that belts, teases and soars over deep grooves and aggressive guitar riffs, their sound is deeply rooted in the golden age of rock, shaped and sharpened the old fashioned way – in front of demanding crowds of thousands throughout their 200 show per year touring schedule. Their most recent, self-titled album is turning out to be a huge international hit, shooting up the charts, but Grace Potter and the Nocturnals’s forte will always lie in their dynamic and exciting live shows.
“Anyone who saw Grace dominate the Blues Tent stage in ’08 will know what a knock-out performer she is. People were talking for weeks, and are still talking to this day, in fact, about that show,” says Staeben. “If there’s a performer who’s worth turning the afterburners on for a quote, unquote ‘school night’, it would be her.”