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Grace Potter & the Nocturnals

Singer, songwriter, and Hammond B-3 player Grace Potter grew up in Waitsfield, Vermont, where she began playing piano at the age of seven; informed by her parents' extensive collection of some 4,000 LPs, she was gigging out locally by her late teens. She met drummer Matt Burr at an open-mike session while both were attending St. Lawrence University in upstate New York in 2002, and the two formed Grace Potter & the Nocturnals. The band, by then a trio with the addition of Scott Tournet on guitar, recorded its homemade debut album, Original Soul, in 2004 on its own newly created Ragged Company record label. Bassist Bryan Dondero joined just as the group began tracking a second homemade effort, Nothing But the Water, which was released in 2005. The album garnered a good deal of critical acclaim, thanks to its sturdy, throwback, rootsy sound and Potter's impressive vocal work, which drew comparisons to everyone from Janis Joplin to Norah Jones, Lucinda Williams, and Bonnie Raitt. Fiercely independent and in control of their own career, Potter and the band turned down several major-label offers before signing with Hollywood Records later in 2005. Hollywood reissued Nothing But the Water for wider distribution in 2006, and in 2007, in conjunction with Ragged Company, issued This Is Somewhere, which further refined the band's classic organic sound. In 2010, after a shelved Potter solo project produced by T-Bone Burnett, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals was released. Produced by Mark Batson (Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Beyonce, and Alicia Keys), the album's more polished, sound and tighter songwriting were part of an effort by both label and group to pull out all the stops in breaking them as a charting act. The band toured incessantly, and released a live album in the U.K., a download-only live-at-the-Fillmore date, and even a Christmas EP. In the summer of 2012, they emerged with a new studio offering, The Lion the Beast the Beat. ~ Steve Leggett
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Stations Featuring
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals

    Female Focus

    Female Focus
    3 songs

    Adult Alternative

    Adult Alternative
    2 songs

    Adult Rock

    Adult Rock
    2 songs

    Jam Bands

    Jam Bands
    5 songs

    Alt Country

    1 song

Albums by
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals

Top Songs by
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals

  1.   Song
  2.   Stars
  3.   Ah Mary
  4.   Never Go Back
  5.   Please Come Home for Christmas
  6.   Big White Gate
  7.   Apologies
  8.   Runaway
  9.   Stop the Bus
  10.   Falling or Flying
  11.   White Rabbit
  12.   Till the Morning Comes Around
  13.   All Over You
  14.   The Lion the Beast the Beat
  15.   Tush
  16.   Keepsake
  17.   One Heart Missing
  18.   Mr. Columbus
  19.   The Divide
  20.   Turntable
  21.   Loneliest Soul
  22.   Timekeeper
  23.   You May See Me
  24.   Ain't No Time
  25.   Roulette
  26.   Some Kind of Ride
  27.   Joey
  28.   Here's to the Meantime
  29.   Mastermind
  30.   Lose Some Time
  31.   Devil's Train
  32.   Parachute Heart
  33.   'Til the Morning Comes by Grace Potter
  34.   Falling or Flying
  35.   Ah Mary
  36.   Ragged Company
  37.   Night Rolls On
  38.   Outta My Tree
  39.   Put Your Head Down
  40.   Toothbrush and My Table
  41.   Left Behind
  42.   Treat Me Right
  43.   Sweet Hands
  44.   2:22
  45.   All But One
  46.   Below the Beams
  47.   Nothing But the Water
  48.   Paris (Ooh La La)

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