Critically acclaimed rock band and touring powerhouse Grace Potter & the Nocturnals have announced the launch of Vaulturnal.
Vaulturnal will offer fans fully mixed and mastered soundboard recordings of live performances from the band’s ever-growing live archives. Initially, GPN plans to release several shows per year as high-quality digital downloads and on compact disc.
“We’ve been talking for a long time about launching a live site for fans to access our music, and we have a fanbase that really does feed off the live-music experience,” Grace says of her band’s motivation for undertaking this ongoing project. GPN drummer and co-founder Matt Burr added, “We’re excited to handpick shows that we’re really passionate about and get them out there.”
The flagship release, now available at http://www.vaulturnal.com, documents in full the band’s show at the Koussevitsky Music Shed in the famed Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, MA, on the night of Aug. 19, 2013.
The performance was “a barn-burner from start to finish,” according to Grace, comprising selections from each of the band’s albums, including spirited takes on fan favorites like “Medicine,” “Apologies,” “Stars,” “Paris (Ooh La La)”, and the 22-song set also features three covers — an acoustic interpretation of the Junior Parker-penned Elvis classic “Mystery Train”; Heart’s “Crazy On You,” a frequently performed crowd-pleaser during the tour; and a one-off work-up of Pink Floyd’s “Time,” which took shape spontaneously in the middle of show closer “The Lion The Beast The Beat.”
As for future releases, the possibilities are endless, according to Grace. “Now it’s just a matter of developing Vaulturnal into something that’s viable and self-sustaining until we can build an expanded platform and get a little crazier with it,” she says. “Because we spend most of our time on the road, and have a deep well of archives dating back to 2003, when my dad was recording our early shows as a trio.”
Vaulturnal can be accessed at http:/www.vaulturnal.com.
Vaulturnal Volume 1: August 19, 2013 Tanglewood, Lenox, MA
- Never Go Back
- Low Road
- Treat Me Right
- Stop The Bus
- One Short Night
- Falling Or Flying
- Mystery Train (Junior Parker cover)
- Benny\’s Interlude
- Crazy on You (Heart cover)
- The Divide
- Nothing But The Water I
- Nothing But The Water II
- Paris (Ooh La La)
- The Lion The Beast The Beat
- Time (Pink Floyd cover)
- The Lion The Beast The Beat Outro