Grace Potter and the Nocturnals are like a modern-day version of Tina Turner stroking the microphone in a spangled mini-dress while fronting the Rolling Stones circa Sticky Fingers. The proof is there for all to hear on the band’s third album for Hollywood Records, hitting this spring, and marks an artistic breakthrough for a vital young band caught in the act of fulfilling its immense promise. Little wonder that Grace and her cohorts have chosen to title it, directly and emphatically, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.
Though GPN initially made a name for themselves — and became a self-sufficient touring unit — on the jam-band circuit, the group’s sound was deeply rooted in the golden age of rock ’n’ roll; they cite Little Feat and J.J. Cale as huge influences early on. Burr and Potter formed the earliest version of the Nocturnals while both were students at St. Lawrence University after he introduced her to the myriad joys of The Last Waltz. So it was that the two soon-to-be bandmates and soulmates formed their bond while in the thrall of The Band, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison and Bob Dylan. All in all, not a bad place to start.
Because of their ready acceptance on the U.S. touring circuit, they were able to regularly play as many as 200 shows a year, shaping and sharpening their sound the old-fashioned way, on stages in front of demanding crowds. With the 2009 arrivals of Popper and Yurco the Nocturnals are entering the next phase of their evolution.
The current lineup came together with downright cosmic serendipity during the spring of 2009, when they were asked to cover some songs from the late ’60s for the VH1 documentary Woodstock: Then and Now soon after the departure of their bass player. After accepting the invitation, Potter, Tournet and Burr went into scramble mode. At the suggestion of a mutual friend, they contacted Popper, who agreed to join them for the session as a one-off. Potter then impetuously threw out the idea that they bring down Yurco from Vermont to add a second guitar.
COMING TO ATLANTA TO THE VARIETY PLAYHOUSE FRIDAY THE 25th AND SATURDAY THE 26th – IF YOU DONT HAVE TICKETS, YOU ARE OUT OF LUCK AS BOTH SHOWS ARE SOLD OUT! WE WILL BRING YOU EXCLUSIVE PICTURES AND A REVIEW!
John Corabi Performs Crüe’s `94 Album
This is the first time Corabi will be performing Motley Crue’s ’94 Album in its entirety w/ his full band.
Opening the show ATL Rockers O.D.D. and Asphalt Valentine!
The 120 Tavern & Music Hall with Scoley Entertainment presents John Corabi for the 20th anniversary tour of Mötley Crüe’s ’94 Album that featured John Corabi as lead singer. This is the first time John will be performing the ’94 Album in its entirety with his full band.
This is a must see event for all Crüe Fans and Rock’n Rollers!
John Corabi is one of the most talented singers and songwriters to ever come out of the hard rock world. Whether it was with the Scream, Mötley Crüe, Union, or any of the other amazing recordings that he has been a part of, John’s distinctive voice and emotive song writing can not be matched.
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Eddie Owen Presents an evening of Song from the Lyrical Genius of Levi Lowrey, Fester Hagood and Brother Shine White!
If there is any part of you that wants to do this workshop, do it.
Even if you’ve never written a song.
Even if you have a notebook full of half-finished songs that you would never want anyone to see.
Even if you think you’re already really awesome at songwriting and know everything there is to know about it.
The thing is, anyone can learn. Anyone can get better. You will be amazed and delighted at what you’re able to come up with when you’ve got guidance, encouragement, accountability, and very specific assignments.
Neil Cribbs @ Eddie’s Attic
A night of New MUSIC from Neil Cribbs and Jesse Tyler!
Sunday, Neil Cribbs returns to ATL to share some new tunes, plus, of course, those Classic Cribblet Tunes we LOVE! Also sharing in the night of original MUSIC is Jesse Tyler with the Debut of his new Trio DREAMBROTHER!
Ohhh it’s gonna be a good one!!!
Neil Cribbs is a blues and soul-soaked Americana musician recently transplanted from Atlanta to Raleigh, NC. Along with his band, The Rough Gentlemen, Neil boasts opening for Huey Lewis and the News, Billy Ocean, Pam Tillis and many others as well as performing at the Rombello Music Cruise, Red Stripe Festival, Atlanta Pride Festival, Dogwood Festival and many others. With over 200 shows in 2014 he is currently touring on his fourth album Built, Broken, and Mended.
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