no visit back to Vermont is complete without seeing Grace Potter & the Nocturnals in concert. I've seen them, like, 10 times now, I think. they can really only be described as amazing Vermont rock and are the best band that I've ever seen live. and if you've been reading my blog for a while, you'd know that I go to plenty of good shows and festivals.
their show at Higher Ground in South Burlington on January 1st was no exception. they put everything they had into the sold-out show, including an awesome laser show and 2+ hours of non-stop music. if you like good guitar, a girl who can really sing, and a dedicated fan base, then I highly recommend giving them a listen.
this year has been super exciting for them, too. they appeared on VH1's Diva tour, Letterman, and their single Paris (Ooh La La) has been in a whole slew of commercials. I've even heard their songs on the Keeping Up with the Kardashians soundtrack. it's really amazing to watch a band rise from the back country of Vermont to national success.