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While I was reading over that last post before hitting the submit button I started listening to this show from Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. The second song is just starting…

I’m liking this a lot. Good bluesy/gospel/southern rock feel to it. They’re a four piece band with Grace singing and playing hammond and may be a little other stuff here and there. I’ve seen a picture of her with a guitar and I’m not hearing the Hammond right now. The girl has the pipes for this kind of music. A throaty voice with just a hint of gravel. The thing I read on them compared her to Bonnie Raitt and Janis. Bonnie I can deffinetely hear. I think the Janis comparison is over done these days. Its like saying a vocalist sounds like Aretha. No they don’t! No one sounds like Aretha. That’s why she’s Aretha. There’s a reason Janis is Janis.

The rest of the band is drums, bass, and guitar. (some decent slide work on the guitar right now) Stripped down sound that works. I wonder if she’s going to rip into the Hammond at some point. So far its just bubbled under her vocals with the solos being taken by the guitarist. Then again, we’re three songs in so we’ll see.

Fourth song is playing now and the bassist is starting it off alone. You know, I don’t think I’ve ever been impressed with a bass solo? An instrument that I love holding things down or driving the beat. Take it away from the beat though and it leaves me cold.

Rest of the band is playing now. Track is about 1:30 AM Sunday morning. On its way to church, but with the memories of Saturday night still fresh. There’s kind of a Texas Country twinge to it that really works. To short though. I was digging that groove.

OK, a slow hammond intro to the next song. I’m going to take the chance to jump out here before this thing sucks me in any further.

Have a night.

Written by Matt

July 3rd, 2007 at 10:09 pm

Posted in jamband,Reviews