Grace Potter and the Nocturnals @ 930 Club

WASHINGTON, DC - October 22nd, 2012 - Grace Potter of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals performs during the first of four concerts booked this week at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. The band released their fourth album, The Lion the Beast the Beat, in June. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

December is generally a slow time of year for shooting concerts since the tour circuit slows down for the holidays, but I was very happy to be able to shoot the first night of a four night run at the 9:30 Club by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.

WASHINGTON, DC - October 22nd, 2012 - Grace Potter of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals performs during the first of four concerts booked this week at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. The band released their fourth album, The Lion the Beast the Beat, in June. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

WASHINGTON, DC - October 22nd, 2012 - Grace Potter and Benny Yurco of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals perform during the first of four concerts booked this week at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. The band released their fourth album, The Lion the Beast the Beat, in June. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

I had no idea the band was big enough to warrant a four night run at the club, but I have to admit they really blew me away. I have to say, this is one of my favorite photo sets of the entire year.

WASHINGTON, DC - October 22nd, 2012 - Grace Potter and Benny Yurco of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals perform during the first of four concerts booked this week at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. The band released their fourth album, The Lion the Beast the Beat, in June. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

WASHINGTON, DC - October 22nd, 2012 - Grace Potter of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals performs during the first of four concerts booked this week at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. The band released their fourth album, The Lion the Beast the Beat, in June. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

Grace Potter is a natural on stage, it was hard to take my eyes (and my lens) off of her during our three songs. She did it all in that short time, played the piano, strapped on a Flying V and also played the role of lead singer with just the mic.

WASHINGTON, DC - October 22nd, 2012 - Grace Potter of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals performs during the first of four concerts booked this week at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. The band released their fourth album, The Lion the Beast the Beat, in June. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

WASHINGTON, DC - October 22nd, 2012 - Grace Potter and Benny Yurco of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals perform during the first of four concerts booked this week at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. The band released their fourth album, The Lion the Beast the Beat, in June. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

WASHINGTON, DC - October 22nd, 2012 - Michael Libramento, Grace Potter and Matt Burr of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals perform during the first of four concerts booked this week at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. The band released their fourth album, The Lion the Beast the Beat, in June. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

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