No one can accuse Grace Potter and the Nocturnals for not doing enough to promote themselves. They are touring constantly both as a headliner and as a supporting act for bands like The Black Crowes and frequently Gov’t Mule as well as hitting most of the festivals.
One really cool gig Grace and Co. got was a seven-song set at the Legendary Sun Studio in Memphis which was videotaped and will be posted over time as part of series on blip.tv called “Sun Studio Sessions.” “Sun Studio Sessions” gives up-and-coming acts an opportunity to record in the birthplace of recorded Rock and Roll.
The inaugural episode of this series was Grace and the Nocturnals performing the Rock and Blues standard “Mystery Train” originally recorded at Sun in 1953 by Junior Parker and later covered by Elvis Presley. So far three songs have been posted from the band, “Mystery Train,” “Outta My Tree,” and “Night Rolls On.” It’s cool to see some of the studio banter as the band works out how they want to perform each song. I’d really love it if there would be a DVD or even an album released with these sessions on it! Or, maybe even a Sun-Labeled EP or set of singles?!?! Sorry, my inner-collector got out for a minute.
So, interspersed between the other artists who have recorded sessions, we’ll get the remaining four songs so stay tuned.
Sun Studio Sessions on Blip.tv
Live From Sun Studio on Blogspot
Just the Grace Potter Posts on Blogspot with links to the episodes as they’re made available