However, for a real dose of contemporized denim 'n' suede rock one needs to explore Tournet's other labor of love Blues & Lasers, where he's joined by fellow Nocturnals guitarist Benny Yurco and the pair shows off what fine, fine songwriters and singers they are in addition to the smiling shredding throughout. With no disrespect intended towards his work with Potter, it's in Blues & Lasers that one recognizes what a heavy hitter Tournet is, a craftsmanship-minded musician with a slippery, gently adventurous edge who writes the kind of songs Thin Lizzy and Robin Trower would have killed to pen back in the day. Blues & Lasers' sophomore album, After All We're Only Human, released in May, is a commanding set that establishes the group in a very tangible, exciting way. It's a far cry from the latest self-titled Grace and the Nocturnals album, showcasing Tournet and Yurco's grittier, free-flight sides in a wholly satisfying way. Like Tournet himself, it smacks of great things to come while being perfectly freakin' tasty in the here & now.