Eight Gigs: Colleen Heauser
Fri., July 3, 9 p.m., Goldfield Trading Post, no cover
What does the Grass Valley country-music scene have that Nashville or Austin doesn't? Bragging rights as the home of debut singer-songwriter Colleen Heauser, that's what. The 25-year-old may only have one song officially released so far, but “Don't Bring Me Flowers” is an impressive start—catchy and poppy without overglossy production, and simple yet evocative lyrics. Fans of Sara Evans and Alison Krauss won't want to miss this sneak peek at what's next from this Sac State grad (backed by fellow Sac State alumn!). 1630 J Street, www.colleenheauser.com.