Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals


Words by Izzy War
Vermont band Grace Potter and the Nocturnals played Asheville’s Orange Peel on October 4th.  They are known for their fiery live shows and their eclectic sound recalling 70’s classic rock.  The five piece band with songstress Grace Potter at the helm has been touring consistently since their inception almost 10 years ago. 
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals


Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
They have released four full length albums, a Christmas EP, and a live album. The band has gone through some lineup changes in the last few years and is currently comprised of Scott Tournet and Benny Yurco on guitars, Michael Libramento on bass, Matt Burr on drums, and Grace Potter on vocals.


     Their rootsy sound is influenced by a variety of genres, from Southern rock to blues, gospel, and funk.  She is compared to other bluesy rockers like Bonnie Raitt and Susan Tedeschi. Potter’s voice was exquisite and grainy and during her performance while alternating between guitars and her two keyboards.  Earlier in the day, Grace worked in the basement of the club applying wood stain to one of organs which barely dried and was still tacky by showtime.  

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

In recent years, the band has played many music festivals and toured with the likes of the Avett Brothers.  Their live shows are super energetic and jam filled.  Most eyes are on Grace as she prances around in high heels, sometimes donning a flying v guitar.  Attracting an audience filled with people of all ages, they have done covers of songs by artists such as Neil Young, Heart, and even Madonna’s “Like a Prayer.”

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

     Poised to continue to tour incessantly and put out great albums the band has shown to have both talent and staying power.  They have recorded with Kenny Chesney, written songs for shows like “One Tree Hill” and even appeared on VH1’s Divas and Storytellers episodes. 
     








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Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

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Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals




Grace Potter and the Nocturnals will be on tour through the rest of the year and into 2013.



10/18/12 Roanoke, VA Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre
10/19/12 Cary, NC Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park
10/20/12 Charleston, SC Southern Ground Music and Food Festival
10/24/12 Memphis, TN New Daisy Theatre
10/25/12 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
10/26/12 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium  
10/27/12 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot  
10/31/12 San Diego, CA House Of Blues  
11/02/12 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
11/03/12 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
11/07/12 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom
11/08/12 Austin, TX Stubb's Bar-B-Q / Waller Creek Amph.
11/09/12 Austin, TX Stubb's Bar-B-Q / Waller Creek Amph.
11/10/12 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
11/11/12 Houston, TX House Of Blues
11/15/12 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
11/16/12 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
11/17/12 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
11/30/12 Boston, MA House Of Blues Boston Presented By Foxwoods Resort Casino
12/01/12 Boston, MA House Of Blues Boston Presented By Foxwoods Resort Casino
12/02/12 Northampton, MA Calvin Theater
12/05/12 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
12/06/12 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
12/07/12 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
12/08/12 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
12/09/12 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
01/10/13 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
01/18/13 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
01/25/13 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue



1 comment:

Joe Carney said...

Nice Job Y'all !!! Great show ..

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