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Nothing But The Water

by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

A creative blend of roots, funky blues, gospel, and rock which conjures up a nostalgic sound most likely found in a record collection from the sixties and early seventies
Genre: Blues: Funky Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Toothbrush and My Table
4:29 album only
2. Some Kind of Ride
3:44 album only
3. Ragged Company
4:54 album only
4. Left Behind
3:40 album only
5. Treat Me Right
4:25 album only
6. Sweet Hands
3:36 album only
7. Joey
5:16 album only
8. 2:22
4:36 album only
9. All But One
4:48 album only
10. Below the Beams
1:33 album only
11. Nothing But The Water (I)
2:44 album only
12. Nothing But The Water (II)
5:19 album only


Album Notes
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals is a young, Vermont based band working to impact audiences with timeless, original music. Their creative blend of roots, funky blues, gospel, and rock conjures up a nostalgic sound most likely found in a record collection from the sixties and early seventies.

Leading this charge is twenty-one year old Grace Potter whose vocal ability already draws dynamic comparisons to legends such as Bonnie Raitt, Aretha Franklin, Norah Jones, and Janis Joplin. Her unique style behind the Hammond B-3 and piano has also been captivating audiences across the country.

Joining Potter is Scott Tournet (guitar/slide guitar), Matthew Burr (drums/percussion), and Bryan Dondero (upright/electric bass). The band is currently touring in promotion of "Nothing But the Water", a powerful sophomore album filled with soul-charged roots, blues, and rock. The site of the recording sessions was a historic barn in central Vermont, which was ambitiously transformed into a studio for a week. Visit for sound samples, touring information, and band updates.

Recently the band has shared stages with well known artists such as Robert Cray, Gillian Welch, Mavis Staples, and Hot Tuna.

"This may be the hottest thing to come out of Vermont since...what was the name of that band again? Anyways, we got a whiff of what is to come on Grace Potter's sophomore album, Nothing But The Water, and with a rock, funk, and soul-charged repertoire, we like what we hear. The new album hits stores in May and they'll be performing a number of CD Release shows on the East Coast. No need to find the proper setting, we can't think of a room this sound wouldn't warm."

"Potter sings of jilted love and jealousy, it's hard to believe she's only 21. The band's sound echoes music that's older than the band members themselves; they're influenced by musicians that came of age in the 1960s and '70s, from the Rolling Stones to J.J. Cale, The Band to Bonnie Raitt, Otis Redding to Little Feat, Dire Straits to Talking Heads."

-The Burlington Free Press

"Like Bonnie Raitt on her best day ever, like Tina Turner on a granulated sugar high, like Bette Midler and Janis Joplin dueting the theme from "Annie," Grace Potter can flat out crank when she feels the need. And she does.

-The Connecticut Valley Spectator

"As I settled in for the act, the band that took the stage was fronted by a young woman (21ish) with long dirty blonde hair who alternatively sits at the keys playing organ and stands at the mic, tambourine at her side. What poured from her mouth was powerfully resonant blues-rock. Her name is Grace Potter, and she perfectly channels a soulfulness usually reserved for much more established artists in this vein- Bonnie Raitt and Patti Griffin.

-Crazy Talk! SXSW Show Reviews



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Will Balanda

Grace Finds Her Sound
On "Nothing But The Water" Grace Potter has found her voice. As in her previous outting the lyrics are excellent, but with this album Potter seems to have found her footing in the studio. She lets her voice growl and rasp more than before and comes close to reaching the power of her acclaimed live shows. The Nocturnals also prove to be a crack backing band, especially the guitar work by Scott Tournett. In her previous album the guitar had been notriously absent and it seems to have been given more attention this time around. This has given the album a bigger and fuller sound. Overall the production of the album and the growing maturity of the group (espcially Grace Potter) proves to make this album a great sophmore effort. It can be said that the songs on this album finally reach the level that her pervious album was striving for. A great album from a excellent band.

Jeremy's Praise

An inspiration of feeling through chops and beauty...heh.....
Still waiting for Original Soul, Grace's first album out, but i must say Nothing But the Water is full of beauty, wit, and rawness that i love.... Grace's voice makes me work on my falsetto more than i should...heh...i still havent taken it out of my player since i got it a week and a half ago..thank you guys...


Serious Pipes
Very good CD. Grace Potter has a fantastic voice. The band is very good as well. Occasionally sounds like Norah Jones on the slower songs but not on the bluesy songs when she lets a go a bit more.


Not a bad track to be found
I just discovered Grace, and bought her first release Original Soul. Loved it - immediately put in my pre-release order for Nothing but the Water. It has played non-stop since it arrived. Great range of sounds - I find myself making comparisons to Susan Tedeschi and Norah Jones, but really Grace is just a unique, fabulous voice that deserves some attention. Buy this CD!

Bob Burns

Are you sick of all the crap that the recording indusrties are trying to force on us? I saw this girl and her band at the Paradise with Sonia Dada. They blew me away!, its new its exciting, and its about time.A very good refreshing sound, When you listen to this CD you will realize there is still hope for good well done music out there. BUY THIS CD!!!!


an all-around good effort- great vocals, lyrics, energy, instruments. this album will stay in my rotation for a while. just waiting for the major record label to steal them away...


Way cool music
Playing this CD in the office got lots of folks asking about this group. Grace Potter's got a great sound and if you like some good ol' hard drivin' stuff, you're gonna like this.


This is a GREAT second album!
I love this album from beginning to end. I love the mixture of blues, rock, and gospel. When I bought this album, I immediately wanted to go see the band in a live concert. If you haven't gone to a show, you should go to one as soon as you can. They are a great live band!


Fabulous, funky and refreshing!
This CD is inspiring. It arouses me from my corporate coma. I can’t make it through a day without a listen.

Ron Clark

Introduced to them by a friend at work who saw them on YOUTUBE, and liked what I heard, so started looking for CDs on CDbaby. As I was looking, they started showing up all over the place. Playing at Record day for Bullmoose in Scarborough, Maine, tracks used on TV shows, people I have talked to have heard of them, and then finally getting their CD. Heard it and it is great, great music. Grace and band members, keep up the good work. I recommend you to friends and to anyone who loves good music.
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