Along with Potter's wonderful, soulful vocals, the Nocturnals secret weapon is guitarist Scott Tournet, who has a great knack for playing just enough, never too much. The understated guitar work is on display on tracks like "Ain't No Time", while Grace shows her talent at balladry on "Big White Gate" and the exceptional, slow-simmering "Apologies," "Stop The Bus" ("...and turn the radio up high," as the lyrics go), is a quintessential GP&TN track, with a funky mid-tempo groove.
Will Grace & the boys overtake the legendary Phish as Vt.'s most valuable musical export? That's still to be determined, but they've already built a loyal fan base and sold a respectable number of albums. This Is Somewhere is the title, and the "somewhere" in question is most certainly on the right track.
Written by Dan Reed