“Wow!” That pretty much sums up what I was thinking to myself, that and feeling awestruck, while watching Grace Potter last Thursday night at the Knitting Factory in Boise. On tour for her first solo album, Midnight, Grace Potter packed the house for an amazing live 2 hour spectacle of rock and roll.
Of her latest album, Potter states, “I’ve been a Nocturnal for a decade….but I’ve been a musician forever. I’ve got a lot of different influences and creative impulses and I can’t always use my band as my springboard. Sure, I could’ve called this a GPN (Grace Potter and the Nocturnals) record, but why would I slap a sticker on an apple and call it an orange? Just to keep a few people from freaking out? Shit no!I have a responsibility to the legacy we built. It was hard. It was scary, but it was the right time to jump off with my own momentum – to open the door a little wider so the world can see another side, see what else turns me on. I’m mixing it up, doing something different…feels fucking awesome,” Potter says with a smile and a defiant shrug
“In many ways, Midnight feels like a new beginning, but really, it’s a continuation of my story. I’ve always taken chances and sharp turns. So here I am again wandering into completely uncharted waters—just laying it all out there because ‘why the fuck not?’ I have absolutely no control over how this music will be received, and that’s OK. The risk is mine, and I’m taking it with all my heart.”