It’s easy to see a pretty girl with an acoustic guitar and lump her in with all sorts of Starbucks-ready singer-songwriters. But to do so would be a mistake.
Confrontational and unafraid, Grace Potter’s sultry, sometimes bluesy rock has garnered appreciation from hard rockers and ballad-lovers alike.
Seven years after hitting the radar with their self-made 2005 debut album, Nothing but the Water, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals take an exponential leap with their latest release, the widescreen opus, The Lion The Beast The Beat.
With this musically combustible and conceptually dazzling work, the Vermont-based band forcefully takes its place alongside the best of its peers while building on the rich legacy of its inspirations.
“It’s been a journey, but Grace really stepped up to the plate,” says the band’s original guitarist/songwriter Scott Tournet. “She had a vision and she stuck with it. When I listened to the mixed album, I was blown away by how slammin’ and ballsy it turned out. We went way deeper on this one, and it’s gonna be incredible to play live.”
Lukas Nelson and his band P.O.T.R. (Promise of the Real) are an American rock n roll group based out of California. Lukas first picked up the guitar at age 11 to honor a promise he made to his father and was able to teach himself the craft by playing along to classic Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix songs. Now at age 24, Lukas is building his following the old fashioned way by touring year round and delivering high energy performances to fans across the country.
Lukas Nelson and P.O.T.R. have performed over 400 shows in the past 3 years and have played with the likes of Neil Young, John Fogerty, Bob Weir, B.B. King, and Bob Dylan. The band has self-released 4 records and will look to put out their next full length album in 2013.