It doesn’t get much better than this! And I said that the last time I saw Grace Potter and the Nocturnals at the TLA in Philadelphia back in 2010. This time I caught Grace and her band at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia on September 23, 2011, and she shook the rafters of the old warehouse. Her energy, her talent, her hair and her legs (we mustn’t forget those beautiful gams!) were outstanding. She and the band continue to get better. Their music is polished, their stage presence is awsome, the band is tight and on target. The rhythms are powerful, the solos are mindbending and the vocals are perfect. Grace’s voice keeps up with the demanding set list and is brilliant in her a-cappella performance of “Nothing But the Water”. She gives the tune a gospel feel and a reverence that held the audience’s undivided attention. Her move from the quietness of that tune to the hard driving beat of the rest of the set was remarkable. She moves from lead vocal to Hammond B3 to guitar with ease, as only a true talent can do. Grace and her band are going to be around for a long, long time. She’s got the toughness that the music business requires and the talent to keep her fans challenged and entertained.