To be honest, I tend to not like these discussions. I feel we should be talking about her music, not how she looks. Or at least, talk *mostly* about her music with an occasional comment about her looks. I can deal with that.
I became a fan of hers when I saw her open for Gov't Mule. She came out and sang the a cappella intro to Nothing But the Water and had the whole crowd immediately. That's tough to do as an opener unless you really have the chops.
When the push came for the 2010 Grace Potter and the Nocturnals album, and she and the female bass player started always wearing the short dresses, I didn't dig that obvious play for the attention of their looks over the music. Up until then, every pic I had seen of her had her in jeans like the second photo above. But it was still music above all else for me.
Now that I see the flag pic above that, I've given up. Talk about how she looks all you want. It's clearly what she wants and is willing to use it. It's her right, but at the same time, she cannot expect to have people *really* respect her music and playing when she's pushing her looks that hard.
For the record, I personally thought she looked great dressed in jeans or whatever. All this other leggy $#!^ was totally unnecessary, IMO.
The great thing about music is that there's always something to learn. The frustrating thing about music is that there's always something to learn!
Iím a fan of her music first and foremost. And Iím with Joe: I think she TOTALLY gets it wearing jeans and a halter, as in the above pic. I prefer hippie to glam. The fact that she looks pretty damn hot glammed up is a plus for her, and the sad sad truth is people hear with their eyes more than their ears, and she obviously is getting much more press/play as a glammed up princess than as a smokiní hot hippie chick organist. Iím sure she prefers 2 hours in a makeup chair and an hour at the gym a day and micro minis to painting houses (her former occupation).
Now, the important thing: what is that organ sheís playing in the jean picture, some kind of Porta-B?
Hitting "Play" does NOT constitute live performance. -Me.