Music: Grace Potter and The Nocturnals

Last year might have been a crap-on-burnt-toast one for most of us, but it couldn't have gone better for Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. The buzz on Potter's Black Crowes-backing-Bonnie Raitt mash-up of Classic Rock, Soul and Blues has been building sin

Last year might have been a crap-on-burnt-toast one for most of us, but it couldn’t have gone better for Grace Potter & the Nocturnals. The buzz on Potter’s Black Crowes-backing-Bonnie Raitt mash-up of Classic Rock, Soul and Blues has been building since the release of Potter and the Nocturnals’ 2007 sophomore breakthrough, This is Somewhere (real fans were hip to the band’s obvious charms from their largely unheralded debut, 2005’s Nothing But the Water; Potter released a solo album, Original Soul, in 2004).

The Nocturnals’ songs were showing up on episodes of televisions biggest hits, including Grey’s Anatomy and Brothers & Sisters, and its tour stops were drawing huge crowds and rave reviews. But while the Burlington, Vt., outfit was clearly hitting on all cylinders with its eponymous fourth album in 2010, its road to success as one of the top albums of the year was not without a few potholes.


Grace Potter and The Nocturnals join Chamberlin at Madison Theater Thursday. Go here to read Brian Baker's full Sound Advice and get show and ticket information.

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