Martin Sexton Joins Grace Potter
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals hosted their Goodnight, Irene Flood Relief Benefit concert at Burlington, VT’s Flynn Theater on Sunday night. As previously reported, Vermont comic Rusty DeWees and singer/songwriter Martin Sexton split opening duties. As the Burlington Free Press reports, Gov. Peter Shumlin and U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy both also addressed the crowd before Potter’s set. Potter’s set included her new original flood relief song “The Mad Mad River,” which she debuted a few days earlier at another flood benefit show. Near the end of her set, Potter invited Sexton out for a few covers like the Rolling Stones’ “Wild Horses” and the 20th century classic “Goodnight, Irene.” Adding to the show’s local feel, the benefit was simulcast on Vermont Public Television.
Finally, yesterday Potter played a third flood relief benefit at Vermont’s Sugarbush Resort. The noon show was primarily a solo performance, though Nocturnals drummer Matt Burr sat in for a portion of the set.