Grace Potter Welcomes Nathaniel Rateliff At Red Rocks

Rateliff emerged to help Potter kick off the evening's encore with a cover of Van Morrison's "Brand New Day."

By Scott Bernstein Jun 17, 2021 12:09 pm PDT

Multi-instrumentalist Grace Potter continued her current tour with a concert at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Wednesday night. While Potter went it alone for the main set, she was joined by special guests Nathaniel Rateliff, Alex Proctor and her husband, Eric Valentine as part of the evening’s encore.

Grace alternated between keyboards and guitar throughout the performance. The show was bookended by songs from her latest album, 2019’s Daylight, as “Every Heartbeat” opened the evening and “Release” closed out the concert. Potter also fit in tunes off 2015’s Midnight and from her time fronting The Nocturnals, along with some choice covers.

Last night’s main set concluded with “Big White Gate” and a medley featuring “American Girl” by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers mixed with her own “2:22” and “Joey” followed by a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Gold Dust Woman.” Grace returned for the encore and took a spot at the electric piano, where she began performing Van Morrison’s “Brand New Day” off the Northern Irish singer-songwriter’s iconic 1970 album Moondance. Colorado’s own Nathaniel Rateliff came out to duet with Potter on the riveting cover to the delight of the crowd.

Proctor emerged on bass with Valentine on drums for the next three songs after Rateliff’s appearance. Alex and Eric backed Grace as part of her “Twilight Hour” livestream concerts throughout the pandemic. The three musicians performed “The Lion The Beast The Beat,” “Turntable” and “Paris (Ooh La La)” before Grace Potter said farewell with a solo version of “Release.”

Grace Potter now heads to Telluride for a Saturday set at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. A livestream featuring the second weekend of the festival is available via Mandolin. Use code JAMBASE20 to save 20% off weekend & single-day passes.

See fan-shot video featuring Grace and Nathaniel’s “Brand New Day” performance below:

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Grace Potter at Red Rocks Amphitheatre

  • Every Heartbeat
  • You and Tequila  
  • Stars  
  • All Star  
  • Medicine  
  • The Divide  
  • Love Is Love
  • Empty Heart  
  • Let You Go
  • Delirious  
  • Big White Gate  
  • American Girl / 2:22 / Joey  
  • Gold Dust Woman  
  • Brand New Day  
  • The Lion The Beast The Beat  
  • Turntable  
  • Paris (Ooh La La)  
  • Release
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