Peter Harper

Events

Jan 17 Thu
Peter Harper7:00 PM
Blue Note Napa
Jan 17 Thu
Peter Harper9:00 PM
Blue Note Napa

Peter builds, cuts and carves out sound until the creation is something that, when played, pushes the air around you in a way that not just resonates in your ears, but deep down in the soul as well.

Peter and his band, Racing Alone, bring Folk Music into the 21st century with songs of love, life, struggle and joy.

“I believe in the tactility of music.  Every song should be sculpted, word by word, note by note and instrument by instrument until its true sound is revealed.”

–Peter Harper

Ages 8+

BLUE NOTE NAPA is located on the first floor of the Historic Napa Valley Opera House at 1030 Main St. We are an intimate 144-seat jazz club and restaurant, where you can enjoy performances of world renowned and local Bay Area artists alike. We offer a full menu with market-driven cuisine, as well as an elegant wine and cocktail list. Enjoy fantastic main courses, sharing plates, and desserts while you take in a show.

All ticket prices are based on per person. Dinner is served in all sections. Your ticket is your dining reservation. Separate reservations are not needed.

“Sapphire” Booth Seating:

Booth seating for parties of 4, 5- 6 persons: Our premier level of seating! Booths are only sold as four, five or six and are not available as singles or pairs. 1st come, 1st seated. You will be seated when you arrive. (Seating is dark blue color on map)

“Royal Blue” Center Table Seating:

Seating in premier center table areas in front of stage: Pairs are seated across from each other. 1st come, 1st seated  (Seating is light blue on map)

Standard Side Table Seating:

Seating in side table areas left and right of center section: Pairs are seated across from each other. 1st come, 1st seated. (Seating is yellow on map)

Bar Area Ticket Seating (only patrons 21+ may sit at bar):

Great View!! Bar Chairs are tall with backs and comfy padded seats. Purse hooks too. (Bar area is pink on map).

A portion of all ticket fees goes to the historic preservation of the Napa Valley Opera House.

Tickets are the same price whether purchased in person, over the phone or online.

Dinner Menu available in all seating areas

Peter Harper

I play modern Folk Music with a blend of 1950-1960 soul filled vocals. I grew up surrounded in both music and art. The Folk Music Center (the store my grandparents built) has instruments, sculptures, paintings, drawings and photographs from all around the world. It is an institution of creativity. When I took up sculpture the medium spoke to me. I was able to create anything and everything I could imagine with relative ease. Teaching, is also something that comes naturally to me. As humans we are here for such a finite period of time, so we are only able to capture a finite amount of information. How we pass that knowledge from one individual to the next determines the shape the thoughts will take root as and transform into. If you grow up in a rough neighborhood with rough people you usually have rough thoughts. On the other hand, if you grow up in a gentle community with a gentle people you generally have gentle thoughts. I spent every day after school growing up in the Folk Music Center. It was a creative community filled with liberal politics, creativity and love.
In my mid thirties I reached a point where the message I wanted to transmit through my art could no longer take the form of a tangible three dimensional object. I needed to reach deeper into people’s minds to make a more profound impact, so I switched from my sculpture of a solid tactile three dimensional object, bronze; to an ephemeral three dimensional object, sound waves. So I technically I’m still sculpting, it’s just that now the sculptures enter you through your ears, sound waves making the hairs in your ears dance, so that the shape of the sculpture can take place in your minds eye, as opposed to the actual eyes as my traditional sculptures do.
I have an entire family of inspiration. My grandmother Dorothy Chase could play anything with strings. As a child, that blew my mind. My mother and both my brothers are insanely talented multi instrumentalists. And, if you have ever spent long periods of time in a music store you will know, the customers come in and play music all day. I was as inspired by the terrible ones as much as I was the great ones. Learning what not to do is as important as learning what to do.
As a Musician I am very excited about getting out into the crowds, instead of this winter tour and interacting with the audience, talking to people after the shows, learning bits and pieces of the cultures and the languages of the countries I attend.

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