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06-19-2010, 08:23 PM
Tour: Winter 2010
03/27/10 Grace Potter and the Nocturnals in Teton Village,WY Jackson Hole Mountain Resort United States
03/21/10 Grace Potter and the Nocturnals in Snowmass Village,CO Snowmass Mountain United States
03/19/10 Grace Potter and the Nocturnals in Austin,TX The Rusty Spurs United States
03/18/10 Grace Potter and the Nocturnals in Austin,TX Antones United States
03/18/10 Grace Potter and the Nocturnals in Austin,TX The Four Seasons United States
03/13/10 Grace Potter and the Nocturnals in Carrabassett Valley,ME Sugarloaf Ski Resort United States
03/12/10 Grace Potter and the Nocturnals in Ridgefield,CT Ridgefield Playhouse United States
03/11/10 Grace Potter and the Nocturnals in North Adams,MA Mass MOCA United States
01/22/10 Grace Potter and the Nocturnals in Woodstock,NY Bearsville Theater United States
01/21/10 Grace Potter and the Nocturnals in Syracuse,NY Westcott Theater United States
01/20/10 Grace Potter and the Nocturnals in Norfolk,CT Infinity Hall United States
01/09/10 Grace Potter and the Nocturnals in Woodstock,NY Levon Helm
06-19-2010, 08:32 PM
Tedheadone Midnight Ramble, Woodstock NY 1/9/2010 Lead [-]
won't let me post more then about 3 paragraphs.
I give up for now...
vtsnowbird26 #1 [-]
Please don't give up! I know how special this show was and would love to hear your take on it. My sis was duly blown away and thrilled to find herself second row to start and then moved to front row. I got a few tidbits out of her while at work, sure would love to hear more!
Just off the phone with Carolyn when asked the highlights and memorable moments for her this is what she said ~
It starts when you turn into the long wooded snowy drive marked only by a plain mailbox with a number on it. As you make your way up the drive, you realize that you are about the share the music in the private home of a rock legend.
She laughed as she watched Grace try to be unobtrusive with a bottle of Taittingers (No alcohol allowed inside at the Ramble - you can go out to your car, but don't bring it inside is what guests are instructed) as Grace works on uncorking that bubbly - it pops like a gunshot and spews half the bottle over Cat.
Loved the new songs she heard the Nocs play.
Carolyn was also touched watching Sparky and Grace and Matt sitting together and singing, sharing and getting so into Levon's Band work their magic.
She remarked that Levon has a smile that just won't quit - he's a dynamo on stage, and after fighting cancer - music truly does seem to be the medicine for him.
And a big highlight was the Weight with all the Noc's joining in - Cats face as she was handed the standng bass to play, and how Levon held her arm up high after the song ala Rocky.
Finally - Such A Night done Mardi Gras style, horns marching in the aisles.
Wish I had been there, but her telephone reviews helped bring me there, and I thought I'd share that with you.
Tedheadone - Midnight Ramble Review
THIS IS ABOUT MATT
Make no mistake, there could be 100 lead lines to this night, but
06-19-2010, 08:50 PM
JackieinCT #12 [-]
Break for drinks!
Take My Breath Away
Encore - White Rabbit
Awesome show - much needed. Love these guys! I see what people are saying about Things (full name?) - I cried!
Got to meet Hot Justin and Nate for first time! More later....
joester set list #13 [-]
Posts this is why we all get so excited to see set lists -
so we can see the next morning what they just played 12 hours before!
and a nice set list indeed - I like that they keep mixing it up, and no songs have a particular slot -
keeps it fresh for everybody, including the band.
06-19-2010, 09:00 PM
Archive Note: This was to be a solo show - Grace for Haiti - Benny joined in along with Matt for this benefit - which Wally dubbed the Waitsfield Three. Historically, felt this should be added into the archives as well.
nancynm Grace for Haiti Concert review Lead [-]
Grace For Haiti
Big Picture Theater
Waitsfield, VT February 15, 2010
Waitsfield resident Grace Potter, of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, performed a benefit for Amurtel’s disaster relief in Haiti. Just over one month ago a magnitude 7.0 earthquake tore apart the Haitian capital, Port au Prince and left over 230,000 dead, 300,000 injured and an estimated 1,000,000 homeless. Joani Zweig of Amurtel reported that the “Grace for Haiti” show raised over $10,000 for Haitian relief. Zweig told the audience of 225 that Amurtel has had a presence in Haiti for the last 18 years; they were on the ground when the earthquake hit.
“I have never seen any amount of devastation that I have seen after the quake in Port au Prince” Zweig told the crowd. She explained that Amurtel has two teams in the Haitian capital: one short term group for distributing food, water and medical supplies and a second long term group for recovery and “what’s next.” She said the “next” is really critical now because the spring rains have come early and with 100,000 living in the open air in and around the capital, shelter is needed immediately. “Music and dance are the heart and soul of Haiti. The Haitian people are strong and resilient, (they) refuse to bow (to disaster); we have to refuse to bow to complacency” Zweig said. “Don’t turn your backs on Haiti!” she shouted to the crowd. She said she was driving down the road and saw a kid hitch-hiking with a guitar and gave her a ride, she told the kid she was just back from Haiti and as a musician would she do a benefit? Grace said YES.
Grace Potter took the stage before the screaming crowd of mostly people from the Mad River Valley but some as far away as Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island and for one hour and forty-five minutes had the crowd eating out of her hand.
She opened with “Nothing but the Water”, “Ah Mary”, “Colors” which she wrote right after Obama was elected President, and “Low Road.” She was joined on stage by Benny Yurco and Matt Burr for “Medicine”, “Paris”, “Tiny Lights”, “Ain’t No Time”, “One Short Night” and “Treat Me Right.” She soloed on the Hammond B3 for “Apologies” and “Big White Gate”, and was again joined by Yurco and Burr on “Things I Never Needed”, which she dedicated to the people of Haiti.
The Eames Brothers (with Matt Burr), Ralph and Seth, who opened for Potter joined her, Yurco and Burr for “2:22”, and for some “easy shimmying, no hip breaking $@+%” on Otis Redding’s “Dock of the Bay.”
Potter moved back to the B3 and said she was going to play a song that “brought me down and lifted me up at the same time” she slowly started “I Shall be Released.” During the second verse she was joined by the Eames brothers, Yurco and Burr to close out the song.
The show was closed with “Down By the River” that lasted a good 20 minutes featuring solos by Seth Eames and Benny Yurco on guitars.
Photos will be posted later today 2/16 on: http://www.photosbynanci.com/gracepotter.html
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Flickr link from Mallory:
06-19-2010, 09:12 PM
Tedheadone North Adams, MASS MoCA 03/11/2010 Lead [-]
There's family and then there’s family. When kindly canine Joba joins the aftershow scene, you know the family has gathered. Joba is a good ole boy, and Sister Charlotte brought him up to catch up with all the family, save for brother Lee.
The ride, for me, to Mass Museum of Contemporary Art is straight out RT 2, the Mohawk Trail. It’s a really pretty ride, with views ranging from riverside roadways, to 100 mile vistas at altitude before hitting the hairpin turn and descending into North Adams, a gritty post-industrial city slowly rebounding. It’s dusk as I find Mass MoCA and head across the street to Taylors for a nice steak dinner.
Settling into the lobby area, I run into old fan and Jerry Garcia lookalike Jim from Colrain. He has not seen the band since 2008. And then the Presque Isle peeps, TooFarNorth and The RealKired make a way too rare appearance. They maintain their presence long distance thru high visibility on TIS, twitter, and the message board. Thank God for Archive.
At the edge of the stage are Wally, Jan and Caroline. In the off chance you hadn’t heard, she will be a year older at midnight…. And I am pleased to be joined up front by TIS poster Trish. We are kindred spirits, happy to make a show, and not scared off by a long late night ride home! Mojo appears after a fine meal on site with his friends in from Ohio, who will be Ramblin’ On to Woodstock for a Saturday night pilgrimage. The room is, as Mojo warned, a black box. Actually a cavernous black box. Not quite hangar size, but getting there. Giant bleachers that sit up to 500 people remain pressed against the back wall behind a curtain. Ticket sales are a very respectable 600+ , about
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