Grace Potter & the Nocturnals have rarely suffered from a lack of superlatives in their press kit. Other than the Vermont band’s self-released and largely unheard debut, 2004’s Original Soul (in actuality, a solo Grace Potter release) and GPN’s subsequent albums for Hollywood Records (2006’s re-released Nothing But the Water and 2007’s This is Somewhere) have generally been showered with the kind of praise that a lot of bands would pay a flack to say.
GPN might have found a ready audience in the Jam community but the band’s grounding was in the Blues-tinged Classic Rock of the ’70s with a sound that suggested the Blues-laced verve of Bonnie Raitt and Little Feat, the rootsy Americana roar of Lucinda Williams and the gritty Indie Pop lilt of Edie Brickell.
Bluesy rockers Grace Potter & the Nocturnals play PNC Pavilion Friday. Go here to read Brian Baker's full Sound Advice.