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    Thu, 17 Nov 2011 13:57:42

    Grace Potter & the Nocturnals Hit the Studio - They are working on a "KILLER" new record

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    Good news! There is a lot going on in Grace Potter and the Nocturnals camp. A new album! A summer stadium tour! An iTunes EP with a Madonna cover! And a Guitar Center podcast! Lots of activity and lots of good music to ingest.

    The lovely and talented Vermont-born rocker and her band the Nocturnals are in the initial stages of work on their new album and recently spent time in a Los Angeles studio. "I'm really excited about how things are progressing," said Miss Grace of the percolating creative process that's fueling the project. "We're all chomping at the bit to make a KILLER record."

    We like KILLER records.

    GPN have also been handpicked to be part of a stadium tour next summer with Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw! "It's gonna be a hoot," Grace promised. "I never thought that this is where we'd be right now—especially in this capacity, with country music being such a great new platform for us, and one we'd never considered before as a possibility. I mean, Giants Stadium, Foxboro—these are places I've always thought of in terms of massive concerts and sporting events, and in a few months we're going to be playing there. It's surreal, but at the same time there's a real sense of accomplishment for me and the band." Playing those venues is a huge deal for a band at GPN's level, so they can expect a meteoric rise as a result! Great score, GPN.

    Fans can also look forward to seeing GPN spotlighted on DIRECTV's Guitar Center Sessions. The performance and interview with host Nic Harcourt, filmed live in front of a studio audience in the Vintage Room of Guitar Center Hollywood premieres Saturday, Dec. 3. at 9 PM ET in on DIRECTV's Audience Network (channel 239) and in 3D on the satellite service's n3D.

    Additionally, Grace and the band recently recorded a live iTunes Session, which will be available at the iTunes Store starting Dec. 6. Flushed with the afterglow of their summer tour—and tighter than ever as the result of months of nightly performances—Potter and company tore through their ever-growing song book while also delivering a rendition of Madonna's "Like a Prayer" as convincing as it is unexpected, along with The Beatles' "Dear Prudence," a track the band played often in their early days of touring.

    What are you most looking forward to re: Grace Potter & the Nocturnals? The Madonna cover? The stadium tour? To Guitar Center podcast?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    11.17.11



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