Joshua Radin with William Fitzsimmons
BLUE NOTE NAPA is located on the 1st floor of the Historic Napa Valley Opera House. We are an intimate 180 person seated live music club and restaurant where you may enjoy performances of world renowned and local Bay Area artists alike. We offer a dinner menu with an elegant wine and cocktail list in all seating sections. Ages 8+
- Proof of FULL VACCINATION (must be 2 wks past final dose) for all Ages 8+ plus your matching photo ID, are required for entry.
- We will accept one of the following for venue entry: CDC Vaccination Card (or photo) or a CA Digital Vaccine Card.
- All ticket prices per person.
- Seating is first come, first seated in area purchased.
- 2 Drink Minimum
- We recommend arriving 45 min before door time to get best choice of seating.
BOOTHS: Price listed is per person
Booth for 4: Requires mininum of 4 seats to be purchased. Price is per person. Seating is first come, first seated. Not available as singles or pairs. You will be seated when you arrive. (dark green)
Booth for 5 or 6: Requires 5 or 6 seats to be purchased. Price is per person. Seating is first come, first seated. Not available as singles or pairs. You will be seated when you arrive. (light green)
Floor Tables: The closest tables on the floor to the stage. First come, first seated. Pairs are seated across from one another. (dark blue)
High Bar: Great view! Chairs are tall with backs and padded seats. Seating is first come, first seated.(bright blue)
Side Stage: Stage level table seating w/ chairs. First come, first seated. Pairs are seated across each other.(Purple)
Center Platform: An elevated viewing section with fantastic sight lines to the stage. Table seating with tall chairs that have backs and padded seats. First come, first seated. Pairs are seated across from each other (light blue)
ADA seating is for those that require accessible seating. Companions purchase Premium Floor Table Seating. (dark blue)
SIDE SEATING: Bar stool seating at the Bar or on our side bar. Tall chairs have backs and padded seats. First come, first seated. (red)
Please contact our Box Office with any special needs or accommodation requests.
- Venue is Ages 8 + (w/ children under 16 to be accompanied by an adult) unless otherwise specified.
- No babies please.
- No refunds / cameras/ vaping/ smoking/ outside food or drink.
Box Office: email@example.com or 707.880.2300
Love and the complications surrounding it have long proven to be Joshua Radin's songwriting forte. Though he never intended to be a live performer, there was little choice when the first song he ever wrote, "Winter," was featured on an episode of "Scrubs." The resulting fervor around the song soon led to a record deal, and over the last decade, Radin has toured the world countless times, sold hundreds of thousands of records and topped the iTunes charts, earned raves from Rolling Stone to The Guardian, performed on "The Tonight Show," "Conan," and more, played Ellen DeGeneres' wedding at her personal request, and had his songs featured in more than 150 different films, commercials, and TV shows.
Radin was born in Cleveland and now lives in Los Angeles.
In 2018 William traveled to Nashville, TN to start recording the album over from square one. Working with producer Adam Landry (Deer Tick, Los Lobos, k.d. Lang, Vanessa Carlton), Fitzsimmons spent a month’s time rebuilding the lost record, with contributions from friends, including Abby Gundersen and Rosie Thomas. The resulting 11-song album tells the story of a decade-long marriage destroyed and eventually rebuilt from the ground up.
The process and the results are both painful and healing, but also respect the complexity of humans, especially at their worst. This is not an exercise in “good-guy, bad-guy” songwriting; rather an attempt to find empathy, even when people are at their most depraved. Mission Bell includes songs about betrayal, but also reconciliation and forgiveness. Choosing to go deeper than mere absolutism and fate, these are stories of people doing their best, but still managing to often destroy each other in the process.
“Having to let go of the first version of this record was incredibly strange and something I’ve never done before. But it was the right thing to do. That record was made at a time when nearly all involved, including myself, were living dishonestly and selfishly and poorly, and it was clear in the results. When I was forced to see the truth of how rotten things had become inside and around me, I deleted every note and every word. My dear friend and manager, Rishon, connected me with producer Adam Landry, and together the two of us spent weeks upon weeks breathing back life into a project that I thought was lost for good. By the time we finished, I felt like I had reclaimed something that was taken from me and I remain terribly proud of this work as a result,” says Fitzsimmons.
Sonically, Mission Bell is Fitzsimmons’ first analog tape-centric album. The sounds are raw, real, and tangible. The familiar comforts of acoustic guitars are present but now joined generously by synthesizers, electric guitars, drum loops and violins. “Cutting to tape was new and honestly rather terrifying to me. There’s no “we’ll fix that in post” kind of shit going on. What you play is what you’re gonna hear on the record. But there’s a specialness you get in a performance when you don’t have a parachute. You either play it like it matters to you or you don’t and I think that comes through so clearly in the recordings.”
Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Fitzsimmons currently resides in Nashville, TN