Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Update: Grace Potter & the Nocturnals - Stop The Bus!



"Stop the bus and turn the radio up high"

There's something about those lyrics...

A couple of months ago we were introduced to Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, the incredibly talented group of young folks from the wilds of Vermont. Grace and the group have been listening to and learning from those classic LPs in her parent’s attic when they aren't on the road. They have captured the feeling and energy of the great, classic rock bands of the '60s and '70s, and made it their own with well crafted arrangements, powerful songwriting, and, of course, young Miss Potter's phenomenal vocals.

The band seems to be paralleling the development of the music they play and love. Their first CD, Original Soul, was deeply rooted in the blues with soulful songs and sparse but powerful instrumentation, as was the classic rock music itself. The second CD, Nothing But The Water, built on the basis of Original Soul and blended in some of the sounds, feeling, and awe that was present in those classic albums of Led Zepplin, Traffic, King Crimson, the Doors, Jefferson Airplane, et al., that defined a generation. Grace and the Nocturnals have continued to evolve in the nearly two years since their last studio release. Their skills as songwriters and arrangers, already sharp and mature beyond their years, are being honed to a fine edge.

If you don't have either of Grace Potter & the Noctunals CDs you can order them at indie911, CD Baby, Homegrown Music, Plan 9 Music, and your local record store.


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