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Grace Potter and the Nocturnals Pack The Variety Playhouse

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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?

(Photo Credit: Matt Alexandre/  For other concert photography linked to Access Atlanta, please visit for Atlanta Concert Photography Galleries.

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July 25th, 2010
10:05 am

I was there with my camera, too! Other side, though. The show was amazing but I was completely disappointed that she left everyone hanging after the show. She wasn’t too cool for a meet & greet in 2008 =/


July 25th, 2010
11:36 am

Dang, I didn’t know she/they was in concert. I have only seen her vids on Youtube. They are awesome. One of my fav’s is their version of Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley.

I’m bummed.

mel in Midtown

July 25th, 2010
11:50 am

Although a huge fan, I was disappointed…the sound production was beyond BAD! The sound was overdriven and the reverb was too high, rendering much of the lyrics unintelligible. Took some friends to introduce them to Grace, and they were not impressed, due to sound quaility.

Rome Fans

July 25th, 2010
5:03 pm

Drove all the way from Rome to see GPN and were not disappointed! She put her all into every song and even came back for a 45 minute encore!!! She left it all on stage and showed a real appreciation for her fans. Highlights included covers of Blondie’s “Heart of Glass” and Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” along with her songs, “Paris,” “One Short Night,” and the show stopping “Nothing but the Water.” Check her out on Jimmy Kimmel & Jay Leno this coming week. We will see her every time she comes to town!


July 25th, 2010
8:21 pm

saw them Saturday night at Belle Chere in Ashville…first two songs rocked, 4 songs later we were gone…same bad sound and lost energy off first two numbers..she was a hoot to watch…


July 29th, 2010
4:34 pm

The AJC wasn’t there to cover it? What a surprise!


July 29th, 2010
4:50 pm

show was unbelievable, grace potter has so much soul. great mix of good rock’n'roll to get down and strong soul in songs like big white gate and apologies. ajc, you are terrible at covering music for not being there