Matt Burr

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Matthew Burr (born June 2, 1980) is an American rock drummer and record producer best known for drumming in both Grace Potter and the Nocturnals and the blues-rock group Blues and Lasers. After founding Grace Potter and the Nocturnals while a student at St. Lawrence University in New York, he contributed to the group’s 2004 debut Nothing But the Water. The group subsequently signed with Hollywood Records and suported acts such as The Allman Brothers, Dave Matthews, Gov’t Mule, and Robert Plant, along with indie acts My Morning Jacket and the Avett Brothers. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals released their second album, This Is Somewhere, in 2007. In 2010 the Nocturnals released Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, with Catherine Popper and Benny Yurco and production by Mark Batson. The album’s song “Paris (Ooh La La)” was certified gold. Burr and original guitarist Scott Tournet co-wrote the single “Medicine” on the album, which became a tour staple often featuring Burr’s full band drum solo.

The fourth studio album by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, The Lion the Beast the Beat, was released in 2012 and produced by Jim Scott, with additional production by Dan Auerbach. The album debuted at No. 17 on the Billboard 200 chart. He continued to tour and record with the band over the next several years, while also contributing to tribute projects for Levon Helm and Pink Floyd. As of early 2016 Burr was touring in support of Midnight, a solo project by Grace Potter. Burr co-founded the Grand Point North music festival in Burlington in 2011, which has booked acts such as Dr. Dog, the Avett Brothers, Gov’t Mule, Trombone Shorty, The War on Drugs, The Flaming Lips, Dr. John, and Old Crow Medicine Show. He has made a handful of television and film appearances, for example appearing as himself in Woodstock: Now and Then in 2009. Through his music, he has supported a number of non-profit groups and initiatives, including Alzheimers awareness.

Green Mountain “Vintage Shell” in Cobalt Blue Sparkle with Walnut Hoops.
14′′x10′′, 16′′x16′′ and 18”x16” toms
20′′x16′′ or 24”x15” bass
15′′x6 1/2′′ snare, 14′′x5′′ “Nocturnal Beauty” Matt Burr Model (black brass shell w/ Black Sparkle Wood Hoops). Classic!! And assorted vintage snares.