Hailing from the mountains of Vermont, Grace Potter kicked off her musical career in 2002 as a student at Lawrence University. Through late-night practice sessions and local performances, Potter refined her craft with a group of friends, calling themselves Grace Potter & the Nocturnals. In 2004, the group released their debut album and increased their fan base through constant touring and frequent festival appearances. In 2005, the group signed to Hollywood Records. Since that point, the group has toured extensively and received significant accolades, including the 17th slot on the Billboard 200 for their album The Lion the Beast and the Beat (2012). In 2015, Potter decided to pursue a solo career with the release of her most recent album, Midnight.