The Angel of Grace

13 Aug

I heart Somebody.

Knowing of my aff-FECK-shun for Angel from Montgomery (explained here), as well as my Grace Potter fondness, he sent me a most righteous link to an older Grace performance of the Southern Woman’s Anthem.

Click here for Grace’s Angel

First, this version was nearly three years ago and done with Assembly of Dust in an obvious “small venue”, a/k/a Dive.  Those of you who know me, know that I LOVE THIS down & dirty, in your face, whiskey-tinged, no holds barred, live and ALIVE music.

In contrast to the great sorrowful version of Susan Tedeschi, Grace’s version is plucky, funky and borderline fun.  Although she’s gotten better and better concerning sound and performance, this shows her underlying passion for the music she’s singing and her obvious talent at the kun-NECK-shun with the audience.

A little Lagnaippe find from this performance is Assembly of Dust.  Here’s a little background on who they are:

And here’s a very nice cover of Champagne Supernova done at XM Studios:

Can I just go on record as saying this is what I love about the Internets?…The sharing of thoughts on music and recognizing that certain songs or certain artists are friends’ favorites and giving them a head’s up. 

Word of mouth and “recommendation marketing” are truly the most powerful forms of promotion and product acceptance.

Thanks, Somebody.


Posted by on August 13, 2008 in Grace Potter, Marketing


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4 responses to “The Angel of Grace

  1. shrewspeaks

    August 13, 2008 at 9:03 am

    I liked these guys…AOD. That version of Angel is pretty sweet. Okay now I must go and look up AOD.

    Oh and Miss Potter is growing on me.

  2. somebody

    August 14, 2008 at 5:59 am

    This song was recorded on the night that Grace Potter and the Nocturnals finalized their record deal. Perhaps that accounts for the feisty attitude that comes through here.

  3. AH

    August 18, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    Just getting home from a week of running the roads to Concord, NH for Bonnie Raitt and then on to Burlington, VT to see Grace Potter and the Nocturnals at an outdoor show on the waterfront.

    No surprise that Bonnie included Angel in her set but I was lucky enough to hear Grace do AFM – not as part of the absolutely incredible show GPN put on at Waterfront Park – but later at a bar called Nectars where a friend of the band was playing.
    Grace sang Angel with Aya, lead singer of The Leaves, a nice final highlight of a fantastic night.

    Shrew – to quote somebody re: GPN – You have to see them live !

    This was my 5th show since February, have tickets to 2 more in September and hoping to get to one or two more this fall – am definitely addicted now. It is so obvious when watching them that they Have to make music – it’s not just something they do – it’s who they are. Grace is a wonderful singer / songwriter/ musician but the Nocs – Matt [drums], Scott [guitar] and Bryan [bass] – are just as important to the great, great sound this band puts out. What Matt gets out of a simple drum kit still boggles my mind.
    There was a taper at the show Saturday night but it’s not up yet. I was also at this show in Skowhegan and happily recommend giving this set a listen

  4. somebody

    August 19, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    I’m pretty sure that Grace sang “Angel From Montgomery” because she read about it here.

    Ok, probably not. But one never knows right?


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