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Grace Potter: ‘Daylight’

Grace Potter — Daylight

The chords take you so far. Then the ample voice, starting smoky and erupting into searing hot spurts, takes it from there. Together, they achieve what only some of the greatest albums in rock history have accomplished. Grace Potter’s new release, Daylight, is so good it might even have you convincing yourself that you should start going to live concerts again. Be warned, there’s only one Grace Potter around… so save all that trouble only for her show. Personally, I’m kind of hoping she’ll star in a new production, a rethinking of, I don’t know, how about Jesus Christ, Superstar? …as Mary Magdalene, Jesus, and Judas, of course.

But back to what is probably the album of the year. It’s titled Daylight, and it brilliantly captures that transitional passage of time and perspective (not to mention Potter’s own shift toward a full throttle rock vocal delivery). It is an unfiltered confessional experience. Bound to be the first hit off the collection is “Release” — a piano and vocal only prayer that gathers all of the necessary inner thoughts and feelings that allow moving on, so that the daylight can be found.

Grace Potter’s 2020 tour itinerary, so far:

January 08                    Charleston, SC @ Charleston Music Hall
January 09                    St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
January 10                    Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
January 11                    Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
January 12                    Key West, FL @ Sunset Green Lawn
January 15                    Jacksonville, FL @ Florida Theatre
January 16                    Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
January 17                    Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
January 18                    Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
January 19                    Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
January 22                    Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
January 23                    McKees Rocks, PA @ Roxian Theatre
January 24                    Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
January 25                    Washington, DC @ Anthem
January 28                    New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
January 29                    Portland, ME @ State Theatre
January 30                    Albany, NY @ The Egg
January 31                    Boston, MA @ House of Blues
February 01                  New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
February 04                  Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue Theatre
February 05                  Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
February 06                  Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
February 07                  Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
February 08                  St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
February 09                  Des Moines, IA @ Hoyt Sherman Place
February 12                  Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
February 13                  Oklahoma City, OK @ The Jones Assembly
February 14                  Houston, TX @ House of Blues
February 15                  Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live at Moody Theater
February 18                  Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
February 19                  Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
February 20                  St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
March 12                      Vancouver, BC Canada @ Commodore Ballroom
March 13                      Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
March 14                      Seattle, WA @ Showbox
March 15                      Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre
March 18                      San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
March 19                      Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
March 20                      Stateline, NV @ MontBleu Resort Showroom
March 21                      Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
March 24                      Missoula, MT @ The Wilma
March 25                      Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
March 26                      Aspen, CO @ Belly Up
March 27                      Aspen, CO @ Belly Up
March 28                      Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom

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