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Format: CD
Sku: 202538369
UPC: 720616259028
UPC 14: 00720616259028
Release Date: 5/16/2006
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Toothbrush And My Table ~ Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
2. Some Kind Of Ride ~ Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
3. Ragged Company ~ Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
4. Left Behind ~ Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
5. Treat Me Right ~ Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
6. Sweet Hands ~ Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
7. Joey ~ Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
8. 2:22 ~ Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
9. All But One ~ Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
10. Below The Beams ~ Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
11. Nothing But The Water I ~ Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
12. Nothing But The Water II ~ Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Grace Potter & the Nocturnals/Grace Potter: Grace Potter (vocals); Scott Tournet (guitar, slide guitar); Bryan Dondero (upright bass, bass guitar); Matt Burr (drums, percussion).
Muze PNote While the 22-year-old Grace Potter's vocal influences are obvious -- Bonnies Raitt and Bramlett, Susan Tedeschi, and Lucinda Williams -- it's what she does with her voice that is most impressive. This sophomore indie album gets all the parts right. Even though the band is from Vermont, there is no denying the Southern blues, gospel and swamp rock that course through its veins. Potter's songs, all co-written with her group, grind through a combination of the Band, J.J. Cale (who she namechecks on the opening "Toothbrush and My Table"), Taj Mahal, and Tift Merritt. Although it is self-recorded, Nothing but the Water exudes a professional sound and the band knows when to play and when to lay back. Lyrically, Potter is stuck on the lost love track, but she makes the most of that overworked concept with smart, savvy words that retain an air of mystery. She's got a terrific, grainy voice, but it's her piano and Hammond B-3 playing that really set her apart from the pack. The organ adds a gospel flavor -- part Gregg Allman, part Booker T., part Steve Winwood -- that pushes this material from good to great. "Treat Me Right" throbs with a sexuality perfectly echoed in the band's skeletal swamp funk backing. In particular, Scott Tournet's slide guitar pushes the rollicking "Sweet Hands" down Highway 61 as Potter charges through lyrics such as "it's like touch and go without the touch" with a mix of sassy fire and feisty intensity. "Joey" tells the story of spousal abuse with images that are powerful and scary ("He looks me in the eye, he'll hit me 'til I cry"). She goes full Delta blues/Bonnie Raitt mode on the acoustic "2:22," accompanied only by acoustic guitar and subtle standup bass. It's an impressive track and shows she could be a fine traditional blues singer if she wanted to pursue that avenue. The final trilogy of tracks is the album's highlight. Shifting from the spooky instrumental "Below the Beams" to the a cappella gospel of "Nothing but the Water Pt.1" and into the song's rollicking "Pt. 2," the band fires on all cylinders as Potter spits out the gospel words powered by her own keyboards and the band's surging storm of blues-rock. It caps an impressive release that only scratches the surface of what this band can generate live. ~ Hal Horowitz

Producer: Grace Potter; Matthew Burr

Artist Overview

With a voice whose maturity belied its youth, Grace Potter first made a splash on the indie music scene while still in her early 20s. Leading her band the Nocturnals, Potter became enough of a New England cult phenomenon that she was snapped up by Hollywood Records, which reissued her first album in 2007. Potter's earthy, rootsy blend of blues, classic R&B, and folk-rock, and her warm, soulful vocal style made her one of the most promising young Americana artists to emerge in a crowded field.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Hemingway's Whiskey
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Muze Music Compilations Welcome To The Fishbowl
Muze Music Compilations Frankenweenie Unleashed
Muze Music Compilations Big Revival
Muze Music Compilations Now Disney 3
Muze Music Compilations Love For Levon

Associated Artists and Works

Nocturnals (The)
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals ~ Nocturnals (The)
The Lion the Beast the Beat ~ Nocturnals (The)
The Lion the Beast the Beat [Deluxe Edition] ~ Nocturnals (The)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 05/23/2006
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2005
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 162 590
Music Label Name Label : Hollywood
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00720616259028

Professional Reviews

No Depression (p.120)
- "[S]he's got skills on the Hammond B-3, which adds plenty of sonic warmth to her blues-rock songs."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Potter,Grace
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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