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Published: 2013/09/16

Sit-Ins, Covers Highlight Grand Point North

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals held their second annual Grand Point North Festival in Burlington, VT this weekend. The two-day event was highlighted by numerous sit-ins, bustouts, and covers throughout the weekend, with the biggest surprise coming in the form of Kenny Chesney, who flew in on Saturday night to surprise Grace. Chesney performed his song “You & Tequila” which featured Grace on the track, as well as a surprise cover of Springsteen’s “I’m on Fire,” a staple at GPN shows. Trombone Shorty joined GPN during their Sunday night show to add his horn to the hit “Paris” as well. And finally, no strangers to each other, Warren Haynes also lent his guitar to the Nothing But the Water track “2:22.” During Gov’t Mule’s set, Grace joined the band once again on vocals for a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Gold Dust Woman.”

Recently, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals have incorporated Grateful Dead covers into their live repertoire, including such classics as “Friend of the Devil” and “Casey Jones.” This year at Grand Point North, they hosted “Grand Point Dead” which consisted of Grace Potter, Scott Tournet (GPN guitarist), Phish archivist Kevin Shapiro (drums), Benny Yurco (guitar/vocals), and special guest Warren Haynes playing a Grateful Dead tribute set. The spur-the-moment band played an after-show and offered their take on tunes like “Sugaree,” “Friend of the Devil,” “Scarlet Begonias,” and many more.

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shinymetalass September 16, 2013, 23:29:02

Grand POint Dead was not good Im sorry to say. Warren played the first 3 songs and bounced immediately. Grace and Josh Panda played a cow bell and didnt know the lyrics to GD songs. Shame to say but, it seems like if u have a guitar, a tone, and know a little bit of the GD catalogue you can play dead. not in my book… The band it self was comprised of good musicians, but they weren’t tight nor had a time, i feel to prepare,

Sixties Kid September 17, 2013, 10:26:10

I’m surprised by Jimi Hendrix playing bass in the above video of Chesney and Potter!

fruitbasket September 22, 2013, 12:56:32

i need to reply to these two idiotic comments. first…sixties kid. You’re comment is very very dumb. It also borders on being racist. Tip for the future…don’t say or write what you think. Just stay quiet. Your life will be better in the end as will all of ours. second…shinymetal…perhaps you should finish your thoughts and check your spelling before pressing “send”. Your contribution is half assed at best. Everyone at the event was having an amazing time. The energy was electric…and…there’s a tired old semi-literate “dead-head” (namely YOU) who tries to take the piss out of everything. Humans and music are not perfect…nor are your holy Grateful Dead. You wanna complain about not knowing the words and messing up the music? Go watch Ratdog or Lesh and friends and check out the teleprompters…and they’re the ones that wrote it.

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