Grace Potter and The Nocturnals

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals star continues to ascend in 2011. I first learned about them when my son and I attended Relix Magazine’s Jammy Awards event  in 2006 at the Theater at Madison Square Garden where Grace Potter & The Nocturnals were awarded the “Best New Groove” award.

I enjoy the latest album by Grace Potter & The Nocturnals. The recording is very alive and has well written lyrics. My favorite tracks are “Paris (Ooh La La) and “Colors”.

Here they are performing “Paris (Ooh La La)” for a future (((artists den)) show for PBS.

Grace Potter has an incredible knack to sweep you along as she engages your sensibilities with the timbre and resonance of her voice. She can be gritty when it’s called for and invoke gospel that will deeply move you with “Nothing But The Water”.

I have seen Grace Potter & The Nocturnals perform live twice. Once as the opening band for Little Feat and Gov’t. Mule and once as the only act at Infinity Music Hall. Each time I was taken by the band’s raw enthusiasm and sense of fun.

This photograph is copyright of photojournalist Nanci Nutile-McMenemy. Nanci has a great collection of live concert photographs and other photography subjects at her Web site here.

If you see Grace Potter and The Nocturnals listed live near you go see them play. You’ll be rewarded by their great energy as they connect wonderfully with their audiences. Their enthusiasm is infectious, catch it!

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