Friday night , the Variety Playhouse hosted a sold out concert by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, a popular five-piece rock band from Waitsfield, Vermont. Blending elements of blues, soul and rock from the 60s and early 70s, they are fronted by vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Grace Potter, who plays organ, piano and electric and acoustic guitars. In 2006, the band won the Jammy Award for “Best New Groove.” Their song “Apologies” has been featured on the shows All My Children, Kyle XY, One Tree Hill, and Brothers & Sisters, while the song “Falling or Flying” was featured on ER and Grey’s Anatomy. Recently, the group appeared on the soundtrack for Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland with a live cover version of the Jefferson Airplane classic “White Rabbit”.
And while the AJC wasn’t there to cover it, AJC’s Robb Cohen was handy with his camera. What did you think of the show and what sets Grace Potter and the Nocturnals apart from other bands?