Grace Potter Information
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals is an American rock band from Waitsfield, VT. They began their career in 2002 as an indie band. They self-produced their albums and toured in music festivals and jam bands. The band signed in 2005 with Hollywood Records and have since published four studio albums. Their genres include blues rock, folk rock, hard rock and alternative rock.
The band's public appeal is mainly due to lead vocalist Grace Potter. Her vibrant, energetic voice has been compared to singers Janis Joplin and Koko Taylor. Alongside Potter is drummer Matt Burr, guitarist Scott Tournett, guitarist Benny Yurco and bassist Michael Libramento. Once together, the group independently recorded and released their first album, "Nothing But the Water," in 2005. This album was re-released in 2006 after the band signed a deal with Hollywood Records.
The band released its second album, "This Is Somewhere," in August 2007 and toured that fall in support of the band Gov't Mule. In summer 2008 they supported The Black Crowes on their North American tour. The group made their network television debut on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America, and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson all in 2007. They opened for the Dave Matthews Band for three dates and also played a full set at the Mile High Music Festival.
Success for the band kept on growing and their third studio recording, "Grace Potter and the Nocturnals," was released on June 8, 2010. On February 9, 2012, Grace Potter announced their fourth studio album would be titled, "The Lion The Beast Beat." In this album they collaborated with Dan Auerback, member of The Black Keys.