KT Tunstall brought her City Winery tour to Chicago for a three-night stay.

You mention KT Tunstall to anyone, and you’ll be greeted with “Oh yeah, The Black Horse and The Cherry Tree.” And whilst that is a great song, and her biggest hit to date, there is so much more to her, which you are treated to when you go to see her at a live show. KT has one of those ‘one in a million’ voices.

A voice that has such amazing range and depth, with just the right amount of grit and gravel when needed. The City Winery was the perfect venue to showcase that voice and her equally impressive skills on the guitar. Her songs were truly brought to life in the live setting with her explaining the background to many of them before exquisitely performing them solo to an audience who were clearly captivated.

KT has been mixing it up in respect of her setlist during her run at the City Winery and is performing solo, albeit with the aid of her Taiwanese bandmates (aka her pedal board). Her setlist on Sunday contained the perfect mix of old and new, with a few cover songs thrown in for good measure. A particular highlight was her cover/interpretation of Don Henley’s classic “Boys of Summer,” which showcased the song in a whole new light.

This was a stripped raw performance with no production to hide behind – just KT, her voice and her one-woman guitar and percussion section.  A show like this truly goes to show that all the fireworks and lasers in the world are no substitute for sheer talent.


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About The Author

Kirstine moved from the UK to Chicago in 2011, and has fallen in love with the city and its music scene. She enjoys combining her two biggest passions – music and photography. If there is a band with a guitar playing, chances are she’ll be there…camera in hand. Kirstine went to her first live concert at 7 years old, and hasn’t looked back since!

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