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Grace Potter performs at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre July 29

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Live sensation Grace Potter tours in support of her debut solo album “Midnight,” bringing her to Wilkes-Barre July 29.
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WILKES-BARRE — Heralded live performer Grace Potter will visit the F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square at 8 p.m. July 29.

Potter, who’s made an impact on the live music scene since the 2006 debut of Grace Potter & The Nocturnals’ “Nothing But The Water,” has developed and expanded her sound for the last decade, playing with rock and roll greats and finding recognition for her work.

She and her bandmates have graced every festival from Coachella to Bonnaroo to Lollapalooza and moe.down. Potter was awarded the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts in her home state of Vermont in 2015, and she’s shared stages with the Rolling Stones, Willie Nelson, Mavis Staples and The Roots to name a few.

Potter and company released three albums following their 2006 debut, including a self-titled record in 2010, which featured radio hit “Paris (Ooh La La).”

The songwriter’s most recent effort came in August 2015 in the form of her debut solo album “Midnight,” which reached No. 17 on the Billboard 200 chart.

According to a press release from the Kirby Center, Potter cites artists like Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Blondie and Beck as artists she’s been drawn to who make sonic leaps from record to record — a notion she hopes to explore throughout her career.

Tickets for Grace Potter cost $29.50 and are available starting at 10 a.m. June 20 at the Kirby Center box office, by phone at 570-826-1100 and online at kirbycenter.org. A pre-sale for Kirby members begins at 10 a.m. June 17.

Reach Matt Mattei at 570-991-6651 or Twitter @TLArts

Times Leader staff reports

Live sensation Grace Potter tours in support of her debut solo album “Midnight,” bringing her to Wilkes-Barre July 29.
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