Asheville, NC – There are those few occassions when a Sunday evening does not feel much like the beginning of a transition into the work week ahead, and on January 19th at The Orange Peel, it was definitely one of those exceptional Sundays. Although the winter wind brought with it a chill during the walk into the venue, the temperature was quick to heat up, as the sold out crowd packed the house eager to spend a wonderful evening with Grace Potter.
Opening the evening was the soulful performance by Nashville-based singer-songwriter Devon Gilfillian and his band. Devon is out supporting his new album, Black Hole Rainbow. He shared his love with the crowd along with his fusion of soul, rhythm and blues, and psychedelic rock. Devon’s expressive delivery of songs were dripping with raw emotions, while they stood both strong and comforting along side his powerful vocals and smooth guitar playing. Setting the mood of connectednes and unity, the performance gave first-timers a chance to become fans.
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Grace Potter and her band then took to the stage accompained by smiles and cheers from the audience. She danced, played, and sang across the floor and into the hearts of all in the room. Mixing her high-energy arrangement with calmer, heartfelt moments, Grace radiated a light she eagerly shined into the packed house.
Potter is on tour in support of her recent album, Daylight, a collection that is largely influenced by the artist’s trials and has been described as cathartic and emotionally revealing. Her setlist and overall performance was a reflection of her journey. Grace illustrates that she is both brave and fragile, sophisticated and untamed, and tender and fierce.
The adoring audience sailed with Grace and the band through an evening that included a mix of songs from her new album and the time she spent with The Nocturnals. Her emotion-filled performance struck chords with all those in her presence and left us with a Sunday celebration of getting lost and found in a moment of love, as now we would again have to wait for the daylight to come.
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Photos © Carrianne Stoker-Postier 2020
Show Date: January 19, 2020
Watch the video of Grace Potter – “Love Is Love (Daylight Sessions)” below: