Take the power vocals of Beyoncé, mix in the bohemian virtuosity of Fleetwood Mac, add a touch of Bruce Springsteen’s raw energy, and you’ll get a band half as good as Grace Potter & The Nocturnals.
More than a decade into their career, the band may not be a household name yet, but they’ve built a loyal following thanks to their incredible live performances.
Band members Grace Potter, Matt Burr, Scott Tournet, Benny Yurco and Michael Libramento set a freezing September weekend ablaze in Burlington, Vermont, as they headlined the fourth year of their homegrown Grand Point North music festival. Blasting through their deep catalogue, the band performed rousing renditions of “Turntable,” “Hot Summer Night,” and the instantly recognizable “Paris (Ooh La La).” Armed with an acoustic guitar, Potter delivered a moving version of John Prine’s “Angel From Montgomery,” made famous by Bonnie Raitt, in tribute to a recently deceased family member.
The electrifying set came to a close with a cover of the Sly & The Family Stone classic, "I Want To Take You Higher." The Nocturnals were joined on stage by friends and family, including a chihuahua, plus members of the festival’s other acts, including Trampled By Turtles, The Devil Makes Three and Dr. John & The Nite Trippers.
The band is currently working on the follow-up to their 2012 album, “The Lion The Beast The Beat.” Below, check out our favorite photos from their powerhouse performance at Grand Point North.