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blog posted 10.21.14

A Chat In the Rain with Grace Potter

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(of Grace Potter & the Nocturnals)

note from Val ~

I landed an interview (unexpectedly) with one of my favorite artists in the world: Grace Potter, of Grace Potter & the Nocturnals. It was in Burlington, VT last month at her home-town fest, Grand Point North — a cool boutique music fest with two days of music, a dozen bands, and GPN headlining both nights. The weather didn’t cooperate on Day 1 — cold and rainy. And that’s when the call came. Festival PR Manager Adam Klein (who’s always looking out for me and Valslist) said, “You’ve got Grace at 1pm – can you get here?” I was at a nearby restaurant having lunch (fest doesn’t start til 3pm), grabbed my notebook (questions I’ve had for years just in case I ever got the chance to interview her) and ran. We were led to an outdoor “green room” tent backstage in the pouring rain, with soundcheck going on right behind us, both of us wet rats and ready… Her manager and assistant were there, we turned on the camera and started. I didn’t have a mic. I was frantic because sound is everything, especially when there’s so much big noise going on around you. I worried that the audio would be impossible to hear. But we rolled. Recording on two different devices just as a safety net…
I got home, gave the raw footage to one of my new staff members, Becca Friedland who is a film wiz — and asked her to work magic on this to capture the essence of Grace. Becca delivered.

Give a listen – this interview is stripped down, nothing fancy, the real deal…

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Valslist MUSIC CLUB

1. Bears Den  "Pompeii"    (Oct 28 – Lincoln Hall)   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgGHVf7dCdw

2. The 1975    "Chocolate"    (Nov 5 – Aragon Ballroom)   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfBKqaVk2Co

3. John Oates   “Sara Smile”   (Nov 8 – SPACE)    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Red3R17FlUQ

4. Sun Kil Moon     “Carry Me, Ohio”     (Nov 9 – Park West)  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKRA7weVyLs

5.  Bastille   “Things We Lost In the Fire”    (Oct 21 – Aragon Ballroom)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGR4U7W1dZU

6. Rodrigo y Gabriela   “Tamacun”   (Oct 24 – The Chicago Theatre)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-qgum7hFXk

7. Drive By Truckers    “Pauline Hawkins”   (Oct 24  Riviera)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-A8n4IVd308

8. Kodaline   “All I Want”    (Oct 28 – House of Blues) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqJoVlnmdFQ

9.   St. Paul & Broken Bones   “Call Me”  (Oct 30 – Metro) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2hZijYFL_g

10.   Alt-J   “Left Hand Free”  (Nov 1 & 2 – Riviera)        
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ryue0-3Lbns  

11.   Xoe Wise   “Cigarette Break”   (Nov 7 – GMAN Tavern (next to Metro)   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfLrlgQSn2Y

12.   Field Report    “Home – Leave the Lights On”  (Nov 8 – Schubas)  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YK-tWOkLhs  

13.   Bebel Gilberto   “August Day Song”  (Nov 7 – Thalia Hall) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV8PoUWQ5tc&list=PLE54FD1B4F64D61B8

14.   Darlingside  “The Ancestor”   (Nov 13 – SPACE)  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kg_EYc3SFuQ

15.   Ben Sollee   “How To See the Sun Rise”   (Nov 13 – SPACE)    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ubUclIb32k&list=PL4F055A8EF0A123DC

16.   Lily & Madel ei ne   “Come to Me”   (Nov 15 – Lincoln Hall)   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3Wm5pV30tc

17.   Stevie Wonder  “As”   (Nov 14 – United Center)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYQfWJNWe3I&list=PLA1AD6D33CD27DACB

18.   Todd Rundgren  “Hello It’s Me”    (Nov 13 – Park West)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u3VEoxQLPE

19.   The Barr Brothers   “Half Crazy”   (Nov 14 – Empty Bottle)    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrpDVFbBmLY

20. Minus the Bear    “My Time”   ( Oct 23 – Bottom Lounge)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAoVj0-bZkI  

21. Dale Earnhardt Jr . Jr .    “Simple Girl”   (Nov 21 – Metro)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HI6Z4fDN08

22.   First Aid Kit   “My Silver Lining”  (Nov 22 – Vic Theatre)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKL4X0PZz7M

23.   Avi Buffalo   “What’s It In For”  (Nov 13 – Empty Bottle)  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evu_MqAZpC0

24.   Willy Porter  “Flying”  (Nov 14 – SPACE)  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dttSSS2GFAs 

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