Grace Potter performed a soul-bearing set Friday night at the Fillmore in Philly. She is touring in support of her third solo release Daylight, the follow up to her 2015 album Midnight. A lot has changed for Potter over the last four years and her newest album, released in October, is reflective of this time.
Singer-songwriter Devon Gilfillian started the night off with an impressive blues/soul-inspired set. Potter’s set included fan favorites from the Nocturnals such as “Paris(Ooh La La),” “Big White Gate,” “Nothing but the Water I&II” and a show-stopping turn on the song “Medicine.” Some of the biggest moments from the night came from her newest album though on songs “Love is Love,” “Back to Me, Desire” and the hard-rocking “On My Way.” Potter also performed a great duet with opener Gilfillian on the Etta James classic I’d Rather go Blind. She threw in a crowd-pleasing snippet from Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man” after telling the crowd you never know what is going to happen at one of her shows. To the delight of the fans, Potter is still very much the rockstar.