Concert review: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals at the Adler Theater in Davenport, IA – July 13, 2013

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals


  • Adler Theater
  • Davenport, IA
  • July 13, 2013
Review by Tracie H.   Published by Jeff Becker on July 14, 2013

“You like the way she makes you feel , she got you spinning on her medicine wheel.  She’s crossing me with magnetic sand, she hypnotize with her mojo hand.”  Grace Potter & The Nocturnals — Medicine

Grace Potter is making a case for the best female in rock.  With her blatant sex appeal, her hypnotizing vocals, and her musical prowess on both the guitar and piano, it’s hard to deny that the world is in the palm of her hand.  She’s a girl that you want to try to steal your boyfriend, so that you can say “no, take me instead!”

On Saturday night at the Adler Theater she commanded the crowd to their feet, and for two hours she partly pranced and partly prowled across the stage.  The self proclaimed hippie from Vermont has blossomed into a full-fledged rock goddess, looking every bit the part with a glistening white dress with a slit so high even Angelina Jolie would blush.  Grace Potter & The Nocturnals are every bit as good on the slow ballads as they are on the rock burners.

G_Potter_2013July13-210Claiming to have more twitter requests than audience members (not true!) Grace Potter & The Nocturnals drew the crowd in further with an acoustic set midway through the show.  With a fantastic cover of   “House of The Rising Sun” and “Devil’s Train” off of the Lone Ranger soundtrack, it was a perfect opportunity for the audience to catch their breath before forging forward into the bluesy “Loneliest Soul.”

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals live performance eclipses their albums.  When music is in a state where auto-tune seems to reign supreme, Grace Potter is a breath of fresh air.  She is equal parts 70s rock hippie, and modern day sex kitten.  You have to treasure these moments with Grace Potter while you can, with her star power and a catalog that is getting stronger with each album, it won’t be long until the rest of the world figures out how great Grace Potter & The Nocturnals are.



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