Being nominated for two 2005 Boston Music Awards may not be the highlight of the
year for former St. Lawrence student Grace Potter and her band, the Nocturnals.
According to the Boston Globe, while the Potter and the band didn't win, their
performance "stole the show" and they are opening for some very well-known national
acts on their current tour.
According to the music industry publication Pollstar, Potter and the Nocturnals are
currently on their "Ben and Jerry's Bringing It All Back Home Tour," meaning they're
booked at a lot of venues in Potter's native state of Vermont. Pollstar states that
the band will "mix their own headline dates with a second-stage stint for Dave
Matthews Band, as well as opening for North Mississippi Allstars and Taj Mahal."
The band, which includes Matt Burr '03, got its start at St. Lawrence while Potter
was a student at the University, and at one time included other St. Lawrence students
as well. The lineup now includes Burr on drums and percussion, guitarist Scott Tournet
and bassist Bryan Dondero.
Potter was nominated for best local female artist in the recent Boston Music Awards,
and she and the band were nominated for best new local act. They have recorded two
albums, 2004's Original Soul and Nothing But The Water, released in
Posted: October 13, 2005
The Boston Music Awards
The Grace Potter and the Nocturnals Web site