Rocktober: Get Out And Vote!

Grace Potter - Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Grace Potter by Russ Harrington
Is this election different than past elections, why or why not?

This election is different than past elections but it's building on what the 2004 election started. There was a lot of movement in this direction before it came to pass. This election is like the head of the pimple.

What is the relationship between music and politics - and how, if at all, has this relationship affected your music?

I try not to make music more important than it really is. In my mind music is something that takes you away from the overwhelming thoughts about life and the troubling times that we're in. I feel that at this juncture in our political history, though, there is no avoiding it. Even for me as a musical secularist, it's unavoidable to cross over.

If you could speak directly to all American voters, what would you say?

Choose wisely.

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals are on tour now. Their next gig is tomorrow night (10/09) in Northampton, MA. Complete tour dates available here, maybe if you ask nice Grace will wear the flag...

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