Grace Potter stepped on stage for the second show of the Mother Road Tour last Thursday night at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester. Seeing her glammed out in full 70s rockstar style - signature sparkled jacket, short leather dress, high heels, and stockings, I was taken back to a June night in 2011 - the first time I had seen her.
At that time Grace Potter, with the Nocturnals, was opening for Michal Franti and Spearhead at Ives Concert Park in Danbury, CT. That was an important night for me, the friends I met became concert friends that I continue to see shows with and keep in touch with musically to this day. Music has an energy and way of connecting people, and for me, Grace was an important part of that story.
Thirteen years later, Grace delivered another amazing show while dancing, singing, and playing for 2 hours straight. At some point, the high heels came off and she ended up in barefoot stocking feet despite the chilly temps. She mentioned she likes to focus on singing and doesn’t like to play instruments, but you would not know when she played the electric guitar on "The Lion The Beast and the Beat". Her rendition of Etta James' "I'd Rather Go Blind" brought me to tears with her soulful style. She delivered a perfect mix of raw energy, new songs from the Mother Road album suck as "Lady Vagabond", classics like "Paris (Ooh La La), and covers "You and Tequila" + "I'd Rather Go Blind". She also did a great duet of "I Shall Be Released" with the fabulous opener Brittney Spencer.
I'm thankful this evening delivered exactly what I needed that night - joy, peace, love, laughter, comfort, and escape.
The setlist for the show is available here.
Huge thank you to Kathleen for sharing her Fan experience with us!