Grace Potter and The Nocturnals make their debut appearance at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 28 and 29 performing at the Sundance ASCAP Music Café. The band will preview select songs from their self-titled album due this spring.
The band’s third album for Hollywood Records, reveals a prodigiously skilled young band in the act of fulfilling its immense promise. The album is so clearly definitive that it simply had to bear the title Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.
“This record is the first time it’s really been us — the first time we’ve all found each other and ourselves,” says Potter with unmistakable pride. “The whole thing was fluid and effortless. In my mind, an album shouldn’t be self-titled unless it feels that way.”
Produced by Mark Batson (Dr. Dre, Dave Matthews Band, Eminem, Alicia Keys, Jay-Z,), Grace Potter and the Nocturnals introduces the Vermont-based band’s new five-piece configuration, in which singer and keyboard specialist Potter, lead guitarist Scott Tournet and drummer Matt Burr are joined by bassist Catherine Popper (Ryan Adams & the Cardinals, Hem) and rhythm guitarist Benny Yurco, who also plays with Tournet and Burr in the GPN side project Blues & Lasers.
The Sundance ASCAP Music Café is the center point for music for those attending the Festival. It provides a setting where filmmakers can interact with composers and songwriters, encouraging the collaboration between the two. The Café will be open to credential holders from January 22-29, 2010. The Café is located at the Stanfield Gallery and performances will start each day at 2:00 pm – www.ascap.com.
GPN Tour dates and venues as follows:
Wed. Jan. 20 Norfolk, CT Infinity Hall
Thurs., Jan. 21 Syracuse, NY The Westcott Theatre
Fri., Jan. 22 Woodstock, NY Bearsville Theatre
Thurs., Jan. 28 Park City, UT Sundance – ASCAP Music Café – 5:20pm
Fri., Jan. 29 Park City, UT Sundance – ASCAP Music Café – 4pm
Thurs., March 11 North Adams, MA MASS MoCA
Fri., March 12 Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse
**More Dates To Be Announced