Grace Potter loves to perform in short glittery dresses, shakin’ all her goodies for an enthusiastic live audience. Goddess Wife is contemplating performing in live burlesque shows, so I am starting a series of posts to celebrate for her women performers who are hot and joyfully combine their sexuality with their performing.
So I may do some Hotties of Pop, Hotties of Belly Dance, Hotties of Burlesque etc., too. and who knows, maybe there’ll be a video of her own burlesque at some point??
Back to Potter – Spinner.com wrote:
She sings like Janis Joplin and dresses like Tina Turner…
She loves to show off her body and shake it for the audience as she told Spinner in that same interview:
“If I could perform naked, I would,” Potter admits backstage. “It’s just, to me, about being really comfortable on stage. When I do what I do, I have to be comfortable. I have to rock out. I want my little moment to feel like I’m free of it all and wearing a tiny skirt where there is nothing but air going up there is like the most freeing feeling in the world. I love it.
But despite comparisons to female rock powerhouses, she told USA Today that she wants to channel a godfather – of soul:
Potter often draws comparisons to the female powerhouses of rock and soul —Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, Jefferson Airplane’s Grace Slick, Heart’s Ann Wilson. But they aren’t whom she wants to channel. “If you see me doing anything antic-y on stage, I’m not trying to be Janis Joplin, I’m not trying to be Tina Turner,” she says. “I’m actually trying to be James Brown and Iggy Pop.”
Here is a gallery of some images of Potter,
There are many music videos and clips of her performing, but I think some of the best are the live performances. Here is one of her and her band performing their huge hit Paris – Ooh La La,
Here is the great music video version,
She recently also crossed over into country as the featured performer in a Kenny Chesney song and video, which just won the Video of the Year award at the 45th Country Music Awards, You and Tequila,
And if you want still more, here is a different setting – Grace performing in Daryl Hall’s (of Hall and Oats) farm home/barn studio setting for his “Live from Daryl’s House” monthly webcast series.
From Hall’s description of the overall project:
Daryl Hall started Live From Daryl’s House, the free monthly web show in late 2007, after having the idea of “playing with my friends and putting it up on the Internet,” and the show has since garnered acclaim from Rolling Stone, SPIN, Daily Variety, CNN, BBC, Yahoo! Music and influential blogger Bob Lefsetz, who cited Live From Daryl’s House as a perfect example of a veteran artist reinventing himself in the digital age by collaborating with both established colleagues and newer performers.
There are a number of other great episodes on the site too.
That’s the intro for the Grace Potter Episode, but I can’t embed the whole show, so go HERE to watch more of the show and music. They perform 8 songs and cook and eat.
- CMA Awards Artist Spotlight: GRACE POTTER (cmaawards.com)
- Michael Bialas: Grace Potter/Nocturnals, the Avett Brothers Find Love on the Rocks (huffingtonpost.com)
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