I’m really excited to share the music of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals! I just recently stumbled upon this band and think they are poppy enough to appeal to mainstream and ‘heady’ enough to attract the classic rock lovers.
“Treat Me Right” is a throwback to the Hammond B3’s that used to dominate the Allman Brothers/Grateful Dead days. The funky bass provides a strong backbone to this song. The subtle licks of a telecaster wonder in the undertones and compliment the melody. Overall, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals seem to be able to channel a generation of music that is aching for a revival.
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals first came into idea when Matt Burr came across the sophomore at St. Lawrence University performing folk songs at a local student run coffee house. In late 2002, he approached her with the idea of creating a band. By 2003 the band was fully formed and gained recognition locally. In 2007, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals made their first television appearance on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”.
Because I can’t resist a good collaboration, as an added bonus, here is Grace Potter performing Neil Young’s classic “Cortez the Killer” with Joe Satriani. ENJOY!