Sunday, August 24, 2014

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Artist:Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Song:Paris (Ooh La La)
Album:Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals recorded and toured as an indie band for several years before signing with Hollywood Records. The 2010 CD Grace Potter and the Nocturnals and the single Paris broke them internationally in a unique way. They are a bit of a throwback band with blues and psychedelic influences. They depend a lot on the energy and sex appeal of lead singer Grace Potter. But she writes most of the songs too. She was born June 20, 1983 in Waitsfield, VT. While attending St. Lawrence University in 2002, she sang at an open mic night. Drummer Matthew Burr approached her about forming a band. They would eventually marry. Other original members of the band were Scott Tournet on guitar and keyboards and Bryan Dondero on bass. Dondero left in 2009 and was replaced by Benny Yurco on guitar and Catherine Popper on bass. Michael Libramento replaced Popper in 2011. The band released a couple of CDs independently before signing with Hollywood Records in 2007. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals was their second major label CD in 2010. Originally they were supposed to work with producer T-Bone Burnett but he was replaced by Dr. Dre's partner Mark Batson. These days record companies use media appearances instead of radio play to promote band. And Grace Potter and the Nocturnals are constantly on tour. In the case of Paris, it seems to get covered a lot on TV talent shows especially The Voice. So that will lead back to Grace Potter. Grace also scored a country hit with Kenny Chesney in 2011 called You and Tequila. Chesney is a big fan of the band. On their 2012 CD The Lion The Beast The Beat, they worked with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals are currently on tour but I don't see anything about their next album. Here's the video for Paris (Ooh La La) by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.

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