Is this video doesn't convince you to see Grace Potter & The Nocturnals at Red Butte Garden, what will?
Last summer, the Vermont-born experimental roots band was the opening band for the blockbuster Tim McGraw-Kenny Chesney stadium tour, and because Grace Potter and the Nocturnals only played for about a half-hour each night, lead guitarist Scott Tournet had extra time on his hands.
So he recorded an album. "Ver La Luz" came out last month and is the fruit of a personal breakdown he went through in September of 2011, when a crumbling relationship, nagging depression and years of life came to a head, he said in a phone interview. "I had been through a lot," said Tournet, a founding member of the band. "I was coming out on the other side. The songs were therapy for me ... For me, my church may be songwriting."