Grace Potter and the Nocturnals is the smoking hot Vermont band led by musical wunderkind and band namesake Grace Potter. She is a multi instrumentalist/vocalist with some serious skills. She plays both electric and acoustic guitar, Hammond B3 organ, Fender Rhodes piano, and Wurlitzer electrical piano. Did I also mention that she sings? Her expressive, genre changing voice is the hook that drags you into the music.
The band was loosely formed in 2002 when Potter was spotted by, soon to be band mate, Matthew Burr as she was singing folk songs in a student hot spot on the St. Lawrence University campus. In 2005 the band received two nominations at the Boston Music Awards and independently released “Nothing But the Water”. The band eventually signed with Hollywood Records and the album was rereleased in 2006 and received two more nominations from the Boston Music Awards.
Their second album “This Is Somewhere” was released in 2007 and they toured with Gov’t Mule. The same year they made TV appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America, and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. In addition to those appearances, their song “Apologies” made the rounds on several shows such as:
- All My Children
- One Tree Hill
- Grey’s Anatomy
2008 found them touring with The Black Crowes and Dave Matthews and they played a full set at the Mile High Music Festival.
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals Discography:
- Nothing But the Water
- Live Oh Five
- This Is Somewhere
- Live In Skowhegan
- Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
- Live at the Fillmore
The 2010 release of their self titled album finds Grace and Co. melding the myriad parts of their band; the raw live vibe, the sultry, bluesy vocal prowess of Grace, the deft musical abilities of the band, and the classic rock sound. While they have spent many years wowing the crowds on the live circuit and have toured with some of the jammiest of bands, this album and the TV spots are the bridge to a broader audience.
Check out Grace Potter and the Nocturnals at www.gracepotter.com
Great music awaits!