SLU to host Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Photo by Phil Andelman.

CANTON – National recording artists Grace Potter and the Nocturnals will be making the trek to Canton during their national 2013 Roar Tour to return to the place it all started:

St. Lawrence University.

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, in Leithead Field House. Tickets go on sale at noon Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Sullivan Student Center information desk and online. Tickets for SLU students with identification are $10; all others are $15. All tickets are general admission.

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals got their start in SLU’s Java Barn coffee shop on campus. The story goes that in 2002 drummer Matt Burr, a 2003 SLU graduate, saw fellow student Ms. Potter performing folk songs at Java Barn and approached her about starting a band. They were later joined by Scott Tournet, Benny Yurco and Michael Libramento.

The band went on to release their self-made debut album “Nothing but the Water” in 2005, a follow-up album in 2007 titled “This is Somewhere” and 2010’s smash hit “GPN.”

Perhaps their greatest album to date, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals released “The Lion The Beast The Beat” earlier this year to critical acclaim, subsequently performing and making appearances on national television shows including daytime show “The Chew” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”

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