Thursday, November 19, 2009

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals with Brett Dennen

2 Acts You Should Know

When Grace Potter and Brett Dennen reach Boston to play the House of Blues Boston tonight they will likely find a throng of eager new fans. Both acts have made huge inroads with new audiences with their self-effacing, embracing live shows and solid material.

This fall has been a busy one for Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, who have been splitting their time between recording sessions for their third album for Ragged Company/Hollywood Records and introducing the band’s new five-piece configuration on a string of tour dates that included five incredible performances at this year’s Bonnaroo festival. Catherine Popper (Ryan Adams & the Cardinals, Norah Jones) is the band’s new bass player, while fellow Vermonter Benny Yurco, who plays in the GPN side project Blues & Lasers with lead guitarist Scott Tournet and Matt Burr, makes the Nocturnals a two-guitar band. We like what we've heard and look forward to what's new.

"Ah Mary"
from This is Somewhere

Brett Dennen has a voice beloved by thousands and he arrives this week for another big performance. He arrives in town this week with a new EP of songs available online. The Live Session EP includes reworked songs from Brett's current album, Hope For The Hopeless, including hit single, "Make You Crazy," a brand new song, "Joan of Arc," and fan favorite (and New York City's cab staple) "Blessed." Fans lucky enough to have seen Brett Dennen and Jason Mraz perform together in October will recognize their notable duet "Long Road to Forgiveness."

"San Francisco"
w/Forro in the Dark
from the Live Session EP

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
& Brett Dennon

Nov 19 - Boston, MA
The House of Blues
Nov 20 - NYC
Terminal 5
Nov 21 - Philadelphia, PA
Nov 23 - Toronto, ON
Nov 24 - Detroit, MI
St. Andrews Hall
Nov 25 - Cleveland, OH
The House Of Blues
Nov 27 - Minneapolis, MN
Pantages Theatre
Nov 28 - Chicago, IL
The House Of Blues
Nov 30 - Milwaukee, WI
Turner Hall Ballroom
Dec 1 - Des Moines, IA
Peoples Court
Dec 3 - Denver, CO
Ogden Theatre
Dec 5 - Portland, OR
Crystal Ballroom
Dec 6 - Seattle, WA
Moore Theater
Dec 7 - Vancouver, BC
Commodore Ballroom
Dec 10 - San Diego, CA
The House of Blues
Dec 11- Tempe, AZ
Marquee Theatre
Dec 12 - LA
Wiltern Theatre

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