Last night’s show at Wolf Trap was nothing less than spectacular with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Not only were her vocals spot on, but the band, musically was on point for every driving tune. Playing to a packed house, Grace wowed fans under the stars with most standing throughout the entire set. Switching between guitar, piano and organ, Grace never stopped.
For those who missed this Vermont-based band, it is one show to put on the list if you are looking for quality songs, which fit, in the rockish, folkish and bluesish categories. Her eclectic mix of genera’s kept a new spice to the stage as the big bass ripped up and down your spine, causing you to get up and tap something. Grace also does something that has not been done since Joan Jett and Pat Benatar; she exudes a female power that has been missing for decades. Both her command of stage and her grace is addictive. She writes complicated lyrics that send some powerful messages without being too over the top or hard to interpret.
Of course, it did not hurt that the weather was a hair short of perfect.