Origine du Groupe : North America
Style : Soul , Funk , Blues
Sortie : 2005
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals is a young, Vermont based band working to impact audiences with timeless, original music. Their creative blend of roots, funky blues, gospel, and rock conjures up a nostalgic sound most likely found in a record collection from the sixties and early seventies.
Leading this charge is twenty-one year old Grace Potter whose vocal ability already draws dynamic comparisons to legends such as Bonnie Raitt, Aretha Franklin, Norah Jones, and Janis Joplin. Her unique style behind the Hammond B-3 and piano has also been captivating audiences across the country.
Joining Potter is Scott Tournet (guitar/slide guitar), Matthew Burr (drums/percussion), and Bryan Dondero (upright/electric bass). The band is currently touring in promotion of "Nothing But the Water", a powerful sophomore album filled with soul-charged roots, blues, and rock. The site of the recording sessions was a historic barn in central Vermont, which was ambitiously transformed into a studio for a week. Visit http://www.gracepotter.com for sound samples, touring information, and band updates.
Recently the band has shared stages with well known artists such as Robert Cray, Gillian Welch, Mavis Staples, and Hot Tuna.
"This may be the hottest thing to come out of Vermont since...what was the name of that band again? Anyways, we got a whiff of what is to come on Grace Potter's sophomore album, Nothing But The Water, and with a rock, funk, and soul-charged repertoire, we like what we hear. The new album hits stores in May and they'll be performing a number of CD Release shows on the East Coast. No need to find the proper setting, we can't think of a room this sound wouldn't warm."
"Potter sings of jilted love and jealousy, it's hard to believe she's only 21. The band's sound echoes music that's older than the band members themselves; they're influenced by musicians that came of age in the 1960s and '70s, from the Rolling Stones to J.J. Cale, The Band to Bonnie Raitt, Otis Redding to Little Feat, Dire Straits to Talking Heads."
-The Burlington Free Press
"Like Bonnie Raitt on her best day ever, like Tina Turner on a granulated sugar high, like Bette Midler and Janis Joplin dueting the theme from "Annie," Grace Potter can flat out crank when she feels the need. And she does.
-The Connecticut Valley Spectator
"As I settled in for the act, the band that took the stage was fronted by a young woman (21ish) with long dirty blonde hair who alternatively sits at the keys playing organ and stands at the mic, tambourine at her side. What poured from her mouth was powerfully resonant blues-rock. Her name is Grace Potter, and she perfectly channels a soulfulness usually reserved for much more established artists in this vein- Bonnie Raitt and Patti Griffin.
-Crazy Talk! SXSW Show Reviews
1 - Toothbrush and My Table (04:33)
2 - Some Kind of Ride (03:42)
3 - Ragged Company (05:00)
4 - Left Behind (03:41)
5 - Treat Me Right (04:29)
6 - Sweet Hands (03:39)
7 - Joey (05:18)
8 - 2:22 (04:34)
9 - All but One (04:54)
10 - Below the Beams (01:35)
11 - Nothing but the Water, Pt. 1 (02:46)
12 - Nothing but the Water, Pt 2 (5:18)