Grace Potter plays the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. 2/9/24 Photo by Annie Marie @anniemgo

Grace Potter’s “Mother Road Tour” Rolls Into the Historic Ryman Auditorium

Grace Potter’s “Mother Road Tour” rolled into the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on February 9th, captivating audiences with her signature blend of bluesy rock, country rock, and impeccable songwriting. As the Mother Church filled with eager fans, anticipation hung thick in the air for a night of soul-stirring music.

Brittney Spencer kicked off the night by opening for Potter. Spencer effortlessly commanded the stage with her soulful voice and poignant songwriting. The country roots shone brightly throughout her set as she delivered heartfelt lyrics that captivated the audience. One particularly standout moment was when she invited guitar virtuoso Grace Bowers to join her on stage for a song.

Spencer’s performance was a testament to her talent and artistry, leaving the audience wanting more by the end of her set. If the crowd didn’t know who she was before the show, they surely would know after. Her ability to connect with the crowd on a personal level, coupled with her impressive vocal range and stage presence, solidified her as a rising star.

Kicking off her set with “Lady Vagabond,” Grace Potter wasted no time in showcasing her powerhouse vocals and dynamic stage presence. The audience was immediately drawn in by her electrifying energy as she effortlessly commanded the stage.


Throughout the evening, Potter treated the audience to a diverse selection of tracks from her latest album, “Mother Road,” as well as fan favorites from her extensive catalog, as well as a few covers. Tracks like “Medicine,” “Empty Heart,” and “Something That I Want” (now viral on TikTok) energized the crowd, each song delivered with a fire that only Grace Potter can evoke.


One of the highlights of the evening came when Potter invited rising star Brittney Spencer to join her on stage for a captivating rendition of “You and Tequila,” a cover of Deana Carter’s classic hit. The duo performing together created a magical moment for the crowd.


As the night progressed, Potter continued to captivate with her soulful delivery, particularly during the heartfelt “Stars” and the stunning “Big White Gate.” The band’s (Kurtis Keber, Ricky Dover Jr, Jordan West, and Indya Bratton) chemistry was palpable, with each member contributing to the electrifying atmosphere that filled the Ryman.


Closing out the evening, Potter delighted the audience with a rendition of the Sons of the Pioneers’ classic “Tumbling Tumbleweeds,” bringing the night to a fitting conclusion.


Overall, Grace Potter’s “Mother Road Tour” stop at the Ryman Auditorium was nothing short of spectacular. With her powerhouse vocals, infectious energy, and undeniable talent, Potter proved once again why she is a force to be reckoned with in the world of music. As the final song ended, the audience was left still wanting more and eagerly anticipating Potter’s next visit.

Set List


1. Lady Vagabond
2. Ah Mary
3. Medicine
4. Empty Heart
5. Mother Road
6. Ready Set Go
7. Treat Me Right
8. Something That I Want
9. Good Time
10. Amazing Grace / Big White Gate
11. Little Hitchhiker (With Brittney Spencer)
12. Nothing but the Water (I)
13. Nothing but the Water (II)
14. The Lion the Beast the Beat
15. Paris (Ooh La La)
16. You and Tequila (Deana Carter cover with Brittney Spencer)
17. Stars
18. Tumbling Tumbleweeds (Sons of the Pioneers song)