Grace Potter the Nocturnals - This Is Somewhere (2007)
Okay...this one is for the lady readers of MUD. Grace has an amazing vintage 70's style voice. Great accessible songs. Nice guitar work. Prime keys. End of the summer riffage as we head into the harvest season. Pour a glass of wine with good company on the shores somewhere... soak it in. They have a new drop coming in the fall of 2009.
File under John Hiatt, Bob Segar, Bonnie Raitt and Sheryl Crow - wino
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals is a Vermont-based band that has recently gained national attention with its newest album,This Is Somewhere. The band blends funky blues, soul and rock from the sixties and early seventies.
The lead vocalist is 26-year-old Grace Potter who attended St. Lawrence University for two years before heading off into the world of music. She plays the Hammond B3, Fender Rhodes and Wurlitzer Electric Piano, and electric and acoustic guitars. Also in the band are Scott Tournet (guitar/slide guitar/harmonica), and Matthew Burr (drums). Bryan Dondero played bass (electric and upright) and mandolin with the group until his departure in early 2009.
The band has independently recorded and released two albums, Original Soul (2004) and Nothing but the Water (2005). Marketing efforts include word-of-mouth, online promotion and marketing through indie911.com. The band signed a deal with Hollywood Records in December 2005 and re-released Nothing but the Water on May 23, 2006.
In 2005, the band was nominated for two categories at the Boston Music Awards; Best Local Female Artist and Best New Local Act. It also performed at the awards ceremony.
In 2006, the band won the Jammy for Best New Groove and was nominated for two more Boston Music Awards: Album Of The Year (major) for the re-release of Nothing But The Water, and Female Vocalist Of The Year (for front woman Grace Potter).
The band released its third album, This Is Somewhere, on August 7, 2007 on Hollywood Records and toured that fall supporting Gov't Mule for its October and November North American tour
1. "Ah Mary" - 4:36
2. "Stop the Bus" - 3:52
3. "Apologies" - 5:12
4. "Ain't No Time" - 3:27
5. "Mr. Columbus" - 3:41
6. "You May See Me" - 4:27
7. "Lose Some Time" - 5:22
8. "Mastermind" - 3:58
9. "Here's to the Meantime" - 3:59
10. "Falling or Flying" - 4:57
11. "Big White Gate" - 4:56
Posted by wino at Wednesday, September 02, 2009