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Grace Potter & the Nocturnals on World Cafe | January 24, 2011

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Authentic and inspiring, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals' rootsy sound has won the band fans in cities all over the country. Potter's soulful, bluesy voice draws frequent comparisons to Bonnie Raitt and Janis Joplin, and the band has won plenty of awards, from several Boston Music Awards (Album of the Year and Best Female Vocalist of the Year) to a Jammy for Best New Groove.

The group has now evolved into a strong quintet and broken into the big time with a recent self-titled album. As Potter notes, the process of making the record "was fluid and effortless. In my mind, an album shouldn't be self-titled unless it feels that way."

This segment originally aired Dec. 17, 2010. (link)

Hour One

KT Tunstall "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes "Janglin'" Up From Below
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals "Medicine" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals "One Short Night" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals "Paris (Ooh La La)" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals "Tiny Light" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Bell X1 "Hey Anna Lena" Bloodless Coup
The Shins "Kissing the Lipless" Chutes Too Narrow
Kate Bush "Cloudbusting" The Whole Story

Hour Two

Depeche Mode "Walking In My Shoes" Songs of Faith and Devotion
Creepoid "Staircase" Horse Heaven
Creepoid "Wishing Well" Horse Heaven
Vampire Weekend "Giving Up the Gun" Contra
The Decemberists "This is Why We Fight" The King Is Dead
Middle Brother "Me Me Me" Middle Brother
Nick Lowe "Cracking Up" Basher
Matthew Sweet "I've Been Waiting" Girlfriend
Fitz & the Tantrums "Moneygrabber" Picking Up the Pieces
Talking Heads "Uh-oh Love Comes to Town" Talking Heads '77
Josh Ritter "Right Moves" The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter
Girls "Heartbreaker" Broken Dreams Club EP
Rolling Stones "No Expectations" Beggar's Banquet
Mavis Staples "You're Not Alone" You're Not Alone