Thu Jul 19 2018

9:00 PM (Doors 8:30 PM)

Blue Note Napa

1030 Main Street Napa, CA 94559

$10.00 - $25.00

Ages 8+

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Touching on country, soul, and Americana, Sean Patrick Garvey’s Obsidian Son delivers songs that lift themselves from the speakers and slow dance gracefully across the room. Deft accompaniment and flourish is wrapped around a core of compelling, immediately engaging melodies, giving the music a timeless resonance. “With the way life moves these days, my time with the muse can be short. I’ll write anywhere a song presents itself to me,” explains Garvey.

There was a time when Garvey had put his guitar down and started working on making a living. The son of a grape grower and winemaker, Garvey grew up in the vineyards of Northern California. Although the feverish rhythm of agriculture was in his blood, it was songwriting that consumed him.  Surviving as a songwriter is not for the faint of heart, but then again, neither is farming. There is something inherently uncomfortable about depending on weather and nature for your livelihood. Yet Garvey spent his life watching his father unearth wonder through sustainable methods and advocacy for the rights of farm workers.

When Garvey’s dad needed help farming their family ranch it felt natural to return home. The career change became a sea change for Garvey’s music; he reconnected with the black soil of his youth, the shards of unearthed obsidian, the lives of laborers and stories from the field.

Obsidian Son is a collection of stories inspired by years living in a rural farming community.

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

Blue Note Napa Presents
Obsidian Son

  • Obsidian Son

    Obsidian Son

    Americana

    SEAN PATRICK GARVEY

    Touching on country, soul, and Americana, Sean Patrick Garvey’s Obsidian Son delivers songs that lift themselves from the speakers and slow dance gracefully across the room. Deft accompaniment and flourish is wrapped around a core of compelling, immediately engaging melodies, giving the music a timeless resonance. “With the way life moves these days, my time with the muse can be short. I’ll write anywhere a song presents itself to me,” explains Garvey. “In that moment I like the strings to buzz and cracks to show. Usually the best bones are exposed when things are cooked down and distilled. You can always build from there.”

    There was a time when Garvey had put his guitar down and started working on making a living. The son of a grape grower and winemaker, Garvey grew up in the vineyards of Northern California. Although the feverish rhythm of agriculture was in his blood, it was songwriting that consumed him. With a four-track tape machine in tow, he moved between New York City and San Francisco, writing and performing alongside artists such as Billy Bragg, Langhorne Slim, Chuck Prophet, and Kevin Gordon.

    Surviving as a songwriter is not for the faint of heart, but then again, neither is farming. There is something inherently uncomfortable about depending on weather and nature for your livelihood. Yet Garvey spent his life watching his father unearth wonder through sustainable methods and advocacy for the rights of farm workers. Wendell Berry says it best, “The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all.”

    When Garvey’s dad needed help farming their family ranch it felt natural to return home. The career change became a sea change for Garvey’s music; he reconnected with the black soil of his youth, the shards of unearthed obsidian, the lives of laborers and stories from the field. Writing whenever he had a none-to- frequent spare moment, the seeds for Obsidian Son were sewn. “I kept my son’s little guitar in the truck and I’d just pull over if I had a melody in my head. One night the frost alarm went off early and by 2AM we had turned on all the wind machines to keep the vines from freezing. I got back in my truck and by the time the sun came up I had written “Drifting.”

    While much of Garvey’s work draws on man’s connection to nature, many of the songs on Obsidian Son are deeply personal. “Genevieve” tells the story of Garvey’s grandparents raising eight children and still finding time to share a moment together in the serenity of their parked car. “My Baby’s Arms” was inspired by the birth of Sean and his wife Lindsay’s daughter, while “Black Mesa Boys” tells the story of Jimmy Santiago Baca, a Chicano poet who taught himself how to read and write while incarcerated as a young man.

    Garvey headed to Wow and Flutter and his good friend and gifted producer Joe McMahon (Mike Farris, The McCrary Sisters) in East Nashville to record Obsidian Son. Bassist Adam Bednarik and drummer Jon Radford (both Justin Townes Earle) and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Norris (Lambchop) round out the players. “We would spend the early hours of each day in the studio just listening to records, everything from D’Angelo to George Jones to Professor Long Hair” says Garvey. “We wouldn’t pick up an instrument until it felt right and then we would go to work. Joe’s studio sits right on the train tracks and the occasional train whistle can bleed through a take. “

    After a week in the studio Garvey had to return to Napa to work the harvest.

    Obsidian Son is a collection of stories inspired by years living in a rural farming community. It represents both sides of the street, the neon hustle of a pay day night and a summer wind through Spanish moss. “Growing up I would put a record on and lay on the floor for hours, just getting lost. It was a ritual” relates Garvey. “My hope is this record allows people to unplug and find something to connect to. If it happens to give someone the chills, then it’s working.”

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limit 10 per person
"Sapphire" Booth Seating: 4 ppl
Sold as set of 4. 1st come, 1st seated. Each ticket is your reservation. 1 ticket per person
4 Person Booth
$25.00
"Sapphire" Booth Seating for 5 or 6 ppl
Sold as set of 5-6. 1st come, 1st seated. Each ticket is your reservation. 1 ticket per person.
5 or 6 Person Booth
$25.00
"Royal Blue" Premier Center Table Seat
Seating Center TBL. 1st come, 1st seated in reserved center section. Each ticket is your reservation. 1 ticket/ person.
CTR Table Seating $15
$15.00
Standard Side Table Seating Area
Seating for 1-14. 1st come, 1st seated in Lt/Rt area. Ea ticket is your reservation. 1 ticket per person.
SIDE TBL Seating $10
$10.00
Standard Bar Area - Seating for 21+ Only
Great view! 1st come, 1st seated, some standing. Each ticket is your reservation. 1 ticket per person.
Bar Seating
$10.00

Delivery Method

ticketFast
Mail
Will Call

Terms & Conditions

This event is 8 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 8 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

Thank you for your purchase! Ea. person requires a ticket purchase for entry.
NO REFUNDS.
NO SMOKING INSIDE.
NO OUTSIDE FOOD/DRINK.
NO PROFESSIONAL CAMERAS without permission.
AGE LIMIT: Varies per event, check event for specific age limit. No Babes in Arms.
EXCHANGES ON CASE BY CASE BASIS ONLY with approval of Box Office Mgr.
Any special needs/ accommodation requests, please contact our Box Office.
1030 Main Street, Napa CA 94559
Box Office: 707.880.2300 (Tues-Sat, 3:30-9:30 pm)
boxoffice@bluenotenapa.com

BLUE NOTE NAPA CLUB (DOWNSTAIRS):
Unless otherwise specified, seating is 1st come, 1st seated based on section purchased. Ea. ticket purchase is your reservation for the restaurant. WILL CALL: Check in at Host Stand for seating and check in
Blue Note Napa is located DOWNSTAIRS.

JAM CELLARS BALLROOM at Margrit Mondavi Theatre (UPSTAIRS):
The Ballroom has events that are 1) Reserved & seated, 2) GA & seated 3) GA, standing
There is no dining available upstairs, only downstairs. A Bar is available for drink purchases.
Historic Building: There are NO BATHROOMS UPSTAIRS, but are downstairs & are accessible via stairs or the elevator.

Blue Note Napa Presents

Obsidian Son

Thu Jul 19 2018 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:30 PM)

Blue Note Napa Napa CA
Obsidian Son

$10.00 - $25.00 Ages 8+

Touching on country, soul, and Americana, Sean Patrick Garvey’s Obsidian Son delivers songs that lift themselves from the speakers and slow dance gracefully across the room. Deft accompaniment and flourish is wrapped around a core of compelling, immediately engaging melodies, giving the music a timeless resonance. “With the way life moves these days, my time with the muse can be short. I’ll write anywhere a song presents itself to me,” explains Garvey.

There was a time when Garvey had put his guitar down and started working on making a living. The son of a grape grower and winemaker, Garvey grew up in the vineyards of Northern California. Although the feverish rhythm of agriculture was in his blood, it was songwriting that consumed him.  Surviving as a songwriter is not for the faint of heart, but then again, neither is farming. There is something inherently uncomfortable about depending on weather and nature for your livelihood. Yet Garvey spent his life watching his father unearth wonder through sustainable methods and advocacy for the rights of farm workers.

When Garvey’s dad needed help farming their family ranch it felt natural to return home. The career change became a sea change for Garvey’s music; he reconnected with the black soil of his youth, the shards of unearthed obsidian, the lives of laborers and stories from the field.

Obsidian Son is a collection of stories inspired by years living in a rural farming community.

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

Obsidian Son

Obsidian Son

Americana

SEAN PATRICK GARVEY

Touching on country, soul, and Americana, Sean Patrick Garvey’s Obsidian Son delivers songs that lift themselves from the speakers and slow dance gracefully across the room. Deft accompaniment and flourish is wrapped around a core of compelling, immediately engaging melodies, giving the music a timeless resonance. “With the way life moves these days, my time with the muse can be short. I’ll write anywhere a song presents itself to me,” explains Garvey. “In that moment I like the strings to buzz and cracks to show. Usually the best bones are exposed when things are cooked down and distilled. You can always build from there.”

There was a time when Garvey had put his guitar down and started working on making a living. The son of a grape grower and winemaker, Garvey grew up in the vineyards of Northern California. Although the feverish rhythm of agriculture was in his blood, it was songwriting that consumed him. With a four-track tape machine in tow, he moved between New York City and San Francisco, writing and performing alongside artists such as Billy Bragg, Langhorne Slim, Chuck Prophet, and Kevin Gordon.

Surviving as a songwriter is not for the faint of heart, but then again, neither is farming. There is something inherently uncomfortable about depending on weather and nature for your livelihood. Yet Garvey spent his life watching his father unearth wonder through sustainable methods and advocacy for the rights of farm workers. Wendell Berry says it best, “The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all.”

When Garvey’s dad needed help farming their family ranch it felt natural to return home. The career change became a sea change for Garvey’s music; he reconnected with the black soil of his youth, the shards of unearthed obsidian, the lives of laborers and stories from the field. Writing whenever he had a none-to- frequent spare moment, the seeds for Obsidian Son were sewn. “I kept my son’s little guitar in the truck and I’d just pull over if I had a melody in my head. One night the frost alarm went off early and by 2AM we had turned on all the wind machines to keep the vines from freezing. I got back in my truck and by the time the sun came up I had written “Drifting.”

While much of Garvey’s work draws on man’s connection to nature, many of the songs on Obsidian Son are deeply personal. “Genevieve” tells the story of Garvey’s grandparents raising eight children and still finding time to share a moment together in the serenity of their parked car. “My Baby’s Arms” was inspired by the birth of Sean and his wife Lindsay’s daughter, while “Black Mesa Boys” tells the story of Jimmy Santiago Baca, a Chicano poet who taught himself how to read and write while incarcerated as a young man.

Garvey headed to Wow and Flutter and his good friend and gifted producer Joe McMahon (Mike Farris, The McCrary Sisters) in East Nashville to record Obsidian Son. Bassist Adam Bednarik and drummer Jon Radford (both Justin Townes Earle) and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Norris (Lambchop) round out the players. “We would spend the early hours of each day in the studio just listening to records, everything from D’Angelo to George Jones to Professor Long Hair” says Garvey. “We wouldn’t pick up an instrument until it felt right and then we would go to work. Joe’s studio sits right on the train tracks and the occasional train whistle can bleed through a take. “

After a week in the studio Garvey had to return to Napa to work the harvest.

Obsidian Son is a collection of stories inspired by years living in a rural farming community. It represents both sides of the street, the neon hustle of a pay day night and a summer wind through Spanish moss. “Growing up I would put a record on and lay on the floor for hours, just getting lost. It was a ritual” relates Garvey. “My hope is this record allows people to unplug and find something to connect to. If it happens to give someone the chills, then it’s working.”

Please correct the information below.

Select ticket quantity.

Complete the security check.

Select Tickets

Ages 8+
limit 10 per person
"Sapphire" Booth Seating: 4 ppl
Sold as set of 4. 1st come, 1st seated. Each ticket is your reservation. 1 ticket per person
4 Person Booth
$25.00
"Sapphire" Booth Seating for 5 or 6 ppl
Sold as set of 5-6. 1st come, 1st seated. Each ticket is your reservation. 1 ticket per person.
5 or 6 Person Booth
$25.00
"Royal Blue" Premier Center Table Seat
Seating Center TBL. 1st come, 1st seated in reserved center section. Each ticket is your reservation. 1 ticket/ person.
CTR Table Seating $15
$15.00
Standard Side Table Seating Area
Seating for 1-14. 1st come, 1st seated in Lt/Rt area. Ea ticket is your reservation. 1 ticket per person.
SIDE TBL Seating $10
$10.00
Standard Bar Area - Seating for 21+ Only
Great view! 1st come, 1st seated, some standing. Each ticket is your reservation. 1 ticket per person.
Bar Seating
$10.00

Delivery Method

ticketFast
Mail
Will Call

Terms & Conditions

This event is 8 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 8 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

Thank you for your purchase! Ea. person requires a ticket purchase for entry.
NO REFUNDS.
NO SMOKING INSIDE.
NO OUTSIDE FOOD/DRINK.
NO PROFESSIONAL CAMERAS without permission.
AGE LIMIT: Varies per event, check event for specific age limit. No Babes in Arms.
EXCHANGES ON CASE BY CASE BASIS ONLY with approval of Box Office Mgr.
Any special needs/ accommodation requests, please contact our Box Office.
1030 Main Street, Napa CA 94559
Box Office: 707.880.2300 (Tues-Sat, 3:30-9:30 pm)
boxoffice@bluenotenapa.com

BLUE NOTE NAPA CLUB (DOWNSTAIRS):
Unless otherwise specified, seating is 1st come, 1st seated based on section purchased. Ea. ticket purchase is your reservation for the restaurant. WILL CALL: Check in at Host Stand for seating and check in
Blue Note Napa is located DOWNSTAIRS.

JAM CELLARS BALLROOM at Margrit Mondavi Theatre (UPSTAIRS):
The Ballroom has events that are 1) Reserved & seated, 2) GA & seated 3) GA, standing
There is no dining available upstairs, only downstairs. A Bar is available for drink purchases.
Historic Building: There are NO BATHROOMS UPSTAIRS, but are downstairs & are accessible via stairs or the elevator.