If you haven’t heard of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals you should feel ashamed. C’mon, I know you can’t stop pumpin that Bieber but lets be honest, you’re not a pre-teen anymore. Do you remember the times of artists like Janis Joplin, times where people came together to hear amazing music from incredibly talented artists? Artists as such are few and far between these days, and it is rare that commercial music doesn’t make you want to punch children, or tackle old people.
This is not the case for Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, a Vermont based band that recently released their second “not independently recorded” album, to much critical acclaim. Twenty seven year old lead singer and multi-instrumentalist Grace Potter has been compared to the likes of Joplin, Lucinda Williams, and other great female artists. Combine her talent with an incredibly talented band and what do you get? Yeeaaaaaaa, some rowdy, blues-driven live sound and tight, classic-rock song craft.
If you don’t believe me check this video out. Recently released on Youtube it shows the band in their hotel performing a stripped version of “If I Was From Paris.” Things to note:
1. A Blow dryer in mustache man’s pants
2. Abundance of empty beer and liquor bottles
3. Clothes on the lamp, floor, bed
You get the picture.