KT Tunstall

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Jan 14 Fri
KT Tunstall6:30 PM
Blue Note Napa
Jan 14 Fri
KT Tunstall9:00 PM
Blue Note Napa
Jan 15 Sat
KT Tunstall6:30 PM
Blue Note Napa
Jan 15 Sat
KT Tunstall9:00 PM
Blue Note Napa
BLUE NOTE NAPA is located on the 1st floor of the Historic Napa Valley Opera House. We are an intimate 190 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. These are available for purchase in all seating sections before or whilst you take in a show.
  • Proof of full vaccination (must be 2 weeks past final dose) with a matching government issued photo ID, is required for entry. We will accept one of the following for venue entry: CDC Vaccination Card (or photo) w/ matching photo ID (if a minor, then legal guardian’s photo ID) or a CA Digital Vaccine Card.
  • Masks are required to be worn unless actively eating or drinking.
  • All ticket prices are per person.
  • Seating policy is first come, first seated in area purchased.
  • We recommend arriving 30 min before door time to get best choice of seating. 
  • Pairs are sat across from each other, not next to each other when sat at tables.
  • High Bar chairs are tall with backs and padded seats. High Bar has purse hooks too.
  • Bar seating for only (or accompanied by) age 21+
  • No refunds/cameras/vaping/smoking/outside food or drink.
  • No babies please.
  • Ages 8 + (w/ children under 16 to be accompanied by an adult) unless otherwise specified.
  • Please contact our Box Office with any special needs or accommodation requests.
  • Ear plugs are available for free at the Box Office.


Booth Seating: Premier level of seating! Sold only in units of 4 or 5/6, and are not available as singles or pairs. You will be seated when you arrive. (color on map)
Center Seating: The center table and center high bar seating sections of venue. Pairs are seated across from each other at tables. (color on map)
Side Seating: Side table, side high bar and bar* seating sections of venue.  Pairs are seated across from each other at tables. (color on map)*bar seating must be or accompanied by over ages 21+

1030 Main Street, Napa CA 94559
Box Office: boxoffice@bluenotenapa.com or 707.880.2300 (limited hours)

KT Tunstall

Since scoring a worldwide smash with her debut album ‘Eye ToThe Telescope’ in 2004, which went on to sell over 5 million copies, KT Tunstall has remained at the forefront of UK singer-songwriter talent. Over the next decade, three further critically acclaimed albums followed; ‘Drastic Fantastic’, ‘Tiger Suit’ and‘Invisible Empire//Crescent Moon’ in 2007, 2010 and 2013 respectively, keeping the platinum sales rolling and cementing the Scottish singer-songwriter’s reputation as a major recording talent, as well as a mesmerising live artist.Tunstall has toured the world many times over. She outsold every other female artist in the UK in 2005, won the 2006 Brit Award for Best British Female Solo Artist, won the Ivor Novello Best Song award for her huge, self-penned hit 'Suddenly I See’, and a Q award for Track of the Year. She also landed a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and lent her tunes to a host of movies and TV shows ('Suddenly I See', used in the iconic opening scene of Meryl Streep flick 'The Devil Wears Prada').2012 and the years that followed saw a seismic shift in outlook -the loss of her father, a divorce, and a relocation to Venice Beach, California.After a period of healing, soul-searching, and a change of scenery, 2016 hailed the arrival of the first of a trilogy of albums, the critically acclaimed UK top 10 album -'KIN'. The trilogy evokes, separately and in sequence, spirit, body and mind. With 'KIN' being her phoenix-from-the-ashes 'spirit' album, 2018 marked the second offering of that trilogy, the ‘body’ album ‘WAX’ -released October 5th.Speaking about her 6th studio album, Tunstall says of ‘WAX’ “I knew before I started writing that I wanted it to be an electric guitar record. It had to be visceral, about the physical, and the weight of that, and the obstacles of that. It’s a record about human-ness, which we so often just write off as ‘flaws’.”The title a nod to the viscous pungency of one of the body’s natural substances. “Wax evokes colonies of bees, candlelight, the material that the first long-playingrecords were made of”, she explains, “but more than that, wax is produced inside your own head. You unconsciously create it, and then weirdly that same basic substance has been used for centuries to make the most lifelike replicas of human beings. It has a life glow to it. It sticks to you. We have these strange, ancient connections and relationships with wax. How odd is it that the body produces all these substances from all these holes!” laughs this stoutly down-to-earth singer, songwriter and guitarist.Lead single “The River”, which was released August 23rd, opens with an arresting synth hook, before Tunstall’s powerful voice enters, emotionally taking centre stage. The track builds with strong rhythmic guitar textures, exploding into an anthemic chorus. Heavy guitar riffs are central to this track capturing the dirt, grit and physicality of the album. Tunstall explains, “it’s about wanting to escape the madness in the world, escaping bad relationships, and wanting to be washed clean -emancipation through nature”.Thesinglewasnamed one of Rolling Stone's‘Songs You Need To Know’. The music
 
video,directed by Alexo Wandael,premiered on Clash Magazineand features KT performing a sensual routinewithdancer Alex Thomas.KT released ‘WAX’ in October 2018 viaVirgin Records(UK) / Rostrum Records/ InGrooves (US / RoW).“WAX”entered the UK albumchart atnumber 15(Tunstall’s 6thTop 20 album in the UK),was featured on Spotify’s‘New Music Friday’playlist in a dozen countries worldwideand received critical acclaim from both national publications and specialist music outletsin both the UK and USA.The Sunday Times -“Killer folk-rock melodies and chord progressions; lyrics rich with emotional intelligence, candour, self-awareness and bite and vocals of immediacy”The I –“From the moment she strikes the first meaty chord of her new album, KT sounds visceral capturing the grit of her live shows”The Sun 4* –“WAX provides a gritty collection of classic rock-pop”Second single, ‘Human Being’, was released in December 2018, accompanied by a self-directed video by Tunstall which was premiered on NYLONand features an8-year-old black belt nunchuck talent Eccaia Sampson. KT says of the video:“My vision for the video was to create a mirror between a young, crazy-talented, bold little girl, and link that burgeoning energy to a band of warrioress women”. The track was playlisted byBBCRadio 2.The last few years have seen something of a creative rebirth for Tunstall. Upon relocating to the west coast of the USA, she was accepted as one of six annual fellows for the Sundance Film Institute’s Composers Lab (hosted by George Lucas’s Skywalker Ranch in Northern California) and has since scored music for short and feature films.She has also been awarded the Inspirational Artist gong at the Women In Music Awards and was chosen as the first ever female Grand Marshal (following the likes ofSir Sean Connery) to leadApril 2018’sannual New York Tartan Week parade. In May 2018 she and Mike McCready, of legendary multi-million selling Pearl Jam, released a cover of Tom Petty’s huge hit single ‘I Won’t Back Down’ with proceeds going to Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy Foundation.In 2018, KTperformed sold-out intimate headline shows across the UKand USand toured worldwide supporting acclaimedartists including Simple Minds, The Pretenders, Barenaked Ladies and Gary Barlow. So far in 2019, KT has been on a headline tour across the UK and Europe with her all-female band, played at festivals all over the UK (including a headline set at Glastonburyand sets at Isle of Wight, HebCelt, Larmer Tree and Car Fest), toured across the US & Canada, supported Hall & Oates on their UK arena tour and played shows in Japanand China. By the end of 2019, KT will have also played live dates inthe Netherlands,Mexico and Brazil.
 
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