February 21, 2008

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals: This Is Somewhere

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals are road rats. They have been on the stages of all main American main rock festivals. Fronted by singer/composer Grace Potter they specialize in rock songs that follow the path laid down by the Stones in their Let It Bleed thru Exile On Main St. period and the "on the road" songs by Bob Seeger. Their album This Is Somewhere is more held back than their live shows. There is country in there and folk, especially when guitarist Scott Tournet plugs in his lap steel guitar ("You See Me"). Bryan Dondero's use of a baritone guitar adds warmth to a song like Mr. Columbus.

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals: This Is Somewhere

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals are a 21st century classic rock band. They know where they came from, and they move forward with confidence, coming up with lyrics like these in Big White Gate:

Saint Peter won't you open up the big white gate
Cause i heard about forgiveness and i hope it ain't too late
I ain't no holy roller but you go tell your king That all the folks up in heaven might like to hear me sing

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals deserve to be a lot bigger than being the band with the token tomboy singer in the jam band scene. Turn it up.

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals:
Grace Potter: lead vocals, Hammond B-3, piano, guitar
Scott Tournet: guitar, slide guitar, harmonica
Matthew Burr: drums, percussion
Bryan Dondero: upright bass, electric bass, mandolin, baritone guitar

Tracks:
  1. Ah Mary
  2. Stop The Bus
  3. Apologies
  4. Ain't No Time
  5. Mr. Columbus
  6. You May See Me
  7. Lose Some Time
  8. Mastermind
  9. Here's To The Meantime
  10. Falling or Flying
  11. Big White Gate

This Is Somewhere is released on Ragged Company Records in conjunction with Hollywood Records.

» gracepotter.com

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