Friday, March 25, 2011

vh1Save the Music with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
vh1 Save the Music, JetBlue
Nine Zero Hotel
By Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals performed at the Nine Zero Hotel in downtown Boston to a very intimate (150 people) crowd. The show was a benefit for vh1 Save the Music and was sponsored by JetBlue. This was a private event, by invitation only.

The Stage was set at the end of a corridor between two bars. The drinks flowed, the hor d'oeuvres circulated the room, the DJ spun tunes all increasing the anticipation until Grace Potter and the Nocturnals took the stage at about 8 pm.

Drummer, Matt Burr was having issues with a slippery kick drum.

So guitarist, Scott Tournet, decided to stand on it to keep it from slip, sliding away!

With the kick drum secured, Burr continued to keep the beat.

Meanwhile, Grace Potter was keeping the crowd dancing and singing. With her bad-ass rock chick style.


Even though this was an acoustic set, Tournet still managed to break a "G" String with his hard rocking guitar style but recovered nicely by borrowing Potter's Hummingbird Gibson!



SET LIST:
Ah Mary
Medicine
Goodbye Kiss
One Short Night
Low Road
Elvis Presley Blues (Gillian Welch)
Why Don't You Love Me (Beyonce)
Paris



Overall, great show; won't get any closer to the Nocs now that they are on their stratospheric rise to Rock Stardom. (see Bank of America Pavilion Aug 20 as headliners!)

Continue to bid on some great items to help raise money to KEEP MUSIC in BOSTON SCHOOLS!!
www.charityfolks.com, but keep away from the Seger tickets...they are MINE!!

Also a few Posse members were lucky enough to walk the red carpet into the event!



More images of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Photo by Nanci 

Next up House of Blues Soundcheck (thanks to MIX 104.1) then the show, Boston March 25--sorry folks this show is SOLD OUT!! 

Apologies for image quality--only had my point and shoot not my Nikon....