Grace Potter returned to NYC for the first time since she played Radio City Music Hall in 2015 in support of her first album (Midnight) after her split from the Nocturnals. This time, with her latest record Daylight in tow, she played the Beacon Theatre on Saturday, February 1st, 2020. Opening for Potter was Nashville rocker Devon Gilfillian, who brought his bluesy soulful voice and guitar to the Beacon. His set was a brief thirty minutes but his skillful guitar playing and smooth vocals were a perfect start to the evening.
When Grace Potter hit the stage, the crowd went insane! She is one of those artists that inspires devotion with the combination of a personality that makes you feel like you’re the only person in the room, masterful musicianship whether she’s playing the guitar or keyboard, great lucks, and an amazing voice.
Unfortunately, this evening, she was sick and had a hard time with some of the higher notes. Her energy and personality were still evident but her voice would not comply. She skipped several songs on her setlist and pretty much lost her voice while singing “Paris” during the encore. Nevertheless, it was great hearing some of her older standbys like “Nothing But The Water” and “Stop the Bus.” Her last song of the evening “Release” was very emotional and sent the crowd home on a high note.
Article: Howard Shiau