Grace Potter carries a torch for Karen Elson

Grace Potter and Karen Elson

Grace Potter and Karen Elson

Grace Potter’s recommendation: “I just started listening to Karen Elson. I read about her while we were at SXSW and was drawn in by that fact that she had so many pre-conceived notions about her because she’s a high-end fashion model and she’s married to Jack White. That’s a lot to live up to. No one ever wants to believe that a model has any talent beyond starving themselves and looking forlorn, but I found her take on gothic americana deeply moving.”

New to Karen Elson? Grace suggests you start here: “Her new record The Ghost Who Walks is bone chilling from beginning to end and had me listening to it over and over again.”

Grace PotterAbout the guest author, Grace Potter: Even though Grace Potter just released her third album, she still managed to sneak on to Rolling Stone’s Best Bands of 2010 Liist. The Daily Times accurately describes her as “…Lucinda Williams fronting the Black Crowes, or Janis Joplin if she’d cut a few albums with The Band.” Their excellent new album, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals was produced by heavyweight Mark Batson who in the past has spun the dials for biggies like Dr. Dre, Eminem, Jay-Z and The Dave Matthews Band. Potter and her crew also have an explosive live show, called by Jambase.com “…without a doubt one of the very best American touring acts today.” Check her site for tour dates and spy her take on a Jefferson Airplane classic here: