grace_potter_asheville_1_2015Win tickets to see Grace Potter at The Orange Peel in Asheville this week. Leave a comment on this blog post and you’ll be entered to win a pair of tickets to the Tuesday night show. I’ll pick a winner this evening.

Tickets to see Grace Potter are $35 in advance and $38 the day of. Show starts at 8 p.m. Here’s the press release:

Born in Waitsfield, Vermont, Grace Potter grew up in a family that encouraged her artistic pursuits in areas from music to theater, the latter of which she was studying at St. Lawrence University when drummer Matt Burr heard her singing at an open-mike night in 2002 and asked if she would form a band with him. She declined, but when her high-school friend and bass player Courtright Beard enrolled in their college, she reconsidered the invitation, and the three of them began to write and perform jazz-influenced songs, Potter also taking duties on the Hammond B-3. Soon, guitarist Scott Tournet joined, and the band members, calling themselves Grace Potter & the Nocturnals — thanks to their late-night practice habits — began to think seriously about making music their careers. When Burr graduated in 2003, they decided to move back to Vermont to some land that Potter’s parents owned and dedicate themselves more fully to their craft, replacing Beard (who chose to stay at school) with Bryan Dondero in the process.

In 2004 they self-released their debut, Original Soul, receiving positive response and comparisons to artists like Norah Jones and early Bonnie Raitt. This in turn garnered major-label offers, but the band preferred to build its fan base by constant touring and festival appearances. Word of their electric performance spread, and shortly after their second album, Nothing But the Water — also self-released — came out in 2005, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals signed to Hollywood Records, with their third full-length, This Is Somewhere, hitting shelves nationwide in August 2007. In 2010, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals was released; Hollywood pulled out all the stops in order to break the band internationally. Over ther next year and a half, they toured incessantly, releasing a four-song Christmas EP, a live album in the UK, and a digital download-only set recorded live at the Fillmore. Potter’s duet with Kenny Chesney, “You and Tequila,” was nominated for Single of the Year — Vocal Collaboration at the American Country Awards, and the pair performed it at the CMA awards. In June of 2012, a new studio album, The Lion the Beast the Beat, by Grace Potter & The Nocturnals was released.

35 Comments

  1. John Ullmann says:

    Grace Potter & crew is one of the most exciting acts to come out over the past few years, inspiring many to test their creative songwriting abilities. “Stars” is my anthem! Send me those tickets!!

  2. Why is it so hard for you to actually announce who won when you do these contests?

  3. I’m all set to go! Tickets please…….

  4. Jonathan Davis says:

    If it’s not too late I want in!

  5. Did you choose a winner?

  6. Shana Loconsole says:

    This lady has som amazing vocals, not to mention she can wail on the guitar!

  7. Prace Gotter

  8. Dude…hook a brother up!

  9. I would love to see Grace Potter!

  10. Seeing Grace would be amazing!

  11. Sure, count me in if it’s not too late!

  12. Would be my first time seeing them!

  13. I can be Nocturnal!

  14. If I was from Paris, I would say oooh, la la…la la la la la!

  15. I want to go!! 🙂

  16. Bernie Smolnik says:

    Being from Vermont myself, I would love to hang out with Grace and the band!

  17. What did the green grape say to the purple grape?
    Breathe stupid.

  18. What did the green grape say to the purple grape?
    Breathe stupid.

  19. Twist my arm!!

  20. Grace Potter tickets would be a great bIrThDaY surprise for my love 🙂

  21. If I go it will be my 81st & 82nd show of Miss Poters! What better way to do it?!?

  22. My wife and I would love to go!

  23. PLEASE PICK ME!! Grace Potter puts on an amazing show!

  24. Looking forward to this one!

  25. Comment

  26. my wife is mid-way through breast cancer treatments, and typically can’t go out on Tuesdays and Wednesdays due to the Chemo effect. However, her white cell count was too low today for treatment, so she will be up for a night out. In the pre-cancer days we would go to live shows all the time, but have had to put that mostly on hold in the past few months. But now, she can go to a Grace Potter show! If you pick us.

  27. CraveRecords says:

    My sister really wants to go.

  28. Or you could pick me!

  29. This would be a nice birthday present for me.

  30. Thanks for the chance to win free tickets ashvegas.com!

  31. I’ll find a babysitter…I NEED this!

  32. Tix for Grace :-)))

  33. Kevin Greene says:

    Yes Please!

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