Wed Jan 31 2018

7:30 PM (Doors 5:30 PM)

Blue Note Napa

1030 Main Street Napa, CA 94559

$10.00 - $25.00

Ages 8+

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The Lowest Pair had been planning to release a new record in the spring of 2016. So in early 2015 Palmer convinced Kendl to spend a winter in Minnesota, with the temptation of working with local greats Dave Simonett and Erik Koskinen on the new material. The duo then set off on what would be a successful season of touring their second, critically acclaimed album, The Sacred Heart Sessions (Spin: “solemn and humble;” The Bluegrass Situation: “deeply felt”), and a new-old-time record, I Reckon I’m Fixin’ On Kickin’ Round To Pick A Little. In the fall, returning to the Midwest to finish up the recordings they had begun a few months prior, Kendl and Palmer found themselves with a whole new batch of songs ready to lay down. After much deliberation, they ambitiously decided the two collections should be released together in 2016.

In a way, two records, the playful and the hush, the dark and the rooted, the pillow and the nightmare, the pin drop and the starry night; the juxtaposition of the ups and downs that are experiences in a day, in a year, in a minute, all this has demanded from the band more than just “a new record.” Fern Girl and Ice Man and Uncertain As It Is Uneven, mark the arrival of America’s next great musical duo, and it’s over the course of these two albums that that boast becomes clearly rooted in truth.

The Lowest Pair might be one of the best under-the-radar Americana duos today ~Hillary Saunders, Paste Magazine

 

Ages 8+

BLUE NOTE NAPA

Blue Note Napa is located on the first floor of the Historic Napa Valley Opera House at First & Main. We are an intimate 142-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 available as tables of four, five or six and are not available as singles or pairs. Booths are 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 in center section (Seating is light blue color 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. (Table seating is yellow on map)

Bar Area Ticket Seating (only patrons 21+ can 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 each ticket’s 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
The Lowest Pair

  • The Lowest Pair

    The Lowest Pair

    Bluegrass

    "Now, first thing is to say this:

    Much further out than inevitable,

    Halloween's thy game.

    Sky King has come and Wilma's done,

    Uncertain as it is uneven.

    Give us today hors d'oeuvres in bed,

    As we forgive those who have dressed up against us.

    And need us not enter inflation,

    butter, liver, onions, and potatoes.

    For wine is a shingle, and a Moore,

    and a story for your Father.

    Alright."

     

    The Lowest Pair

    -by John Hartford

     

     The Lowest Pair had been planning to release a new record in the spring of 2016. So in early 2015 Palmer convinced Kendl to spend a winter in Minnesota, with the temptation of working with local greats Dave Simonett and Erik Koskinen on the new material. The duo then set off on what would be a successful season of touring their second, critically acclaimed album, The Sacred Heart Sessions (Spin: “solemn and humble;” The Bluegrass Situation: “deeply felt”), and a new-old-time record, I Reckon I’m Fixin’ On Kickin’ Round To Pick A Little. In the fall, returning to the midwest to finish up the recordings they had begun a few months prior, Kendl and Palmer found themselves with a whole new batch of songs ready to lay down. After much deliberation, they ambitiously decided the two collections should be released together in 2016.

    The new records, Fern Girl and Ice Man, as well as Uncertain As It Is Uneven, could be viewed as two windows into the growing and changing world of The Lowest Pair. Uncertain stays the course of their previous releases, being focused on stripped down, intimate arrangements to support their timeless songwriting and haunting vocals. Fern Girl i s a more moody and adventurous exploration of new sounds, new studio production directions, and what it might sound like for The Lowest Pair to be supported by a full band, while keeping one foot planted in the rootsy aesthetics which drew them together from the beginning.

     Kendl Winter, born in Arkansas, moved to Olympia, Washington after high school, drawn to the evergreen forests and the lively and thriving music scene. She put three solo records out on Olympia’s indie label, K Records, and performed in nationally-touring northwest string bands before beginning The Lowest Pair in 2013 with Palmer T. Lee. Palmer built his first banjo when he was 19 from pieces he serendipitously inherited. Shortly after deciding songwriting would be the most effective and enjoyable medium for his musings, he began cutting his teeth fronting Minneapolis string bands and touring the midwest festival circuit, which is where he and Kendl first met, on the banks of the Mississippi.

    “Both of us studied roots music and traditional banjo techniques, three finger and clawhammer. We started there and then from our understanding of them have diverged, perhaps because of our own limitations, and probably because we both tend to err on creative. Even when we are attempting to recreate old sounds, we can’t help but have our own twist on it. We approach our instruments as vehicles to explore poetry, song, and melody and have kind of been making up our own sounds in the places where we couldn’t find ones that seemed to fit or make sense to us. We recorded our first album (36cents) in Dave Simonett’s basement a month after we began playing together, and our second (The Sacred Heart Sessions) , a year later, in a beautiful old church in Duluth, MN.” -Kendl

     So, back to that spring of 2016 plan: with little attention to tedious practicalities and with an eye focused securely on delivering to their growing fan base a truly special treat; a rootsy, bluegrassy, old-timish version of meiosis has happened as one new album became two new albums.

    For Kendl, making two albums was a natural reflection of the pace they had set and the experiences they had accumulated. “It’s not that the two records have to be next to and with each other, it’s just that it’s all there, our current story, and the stories we’re figuring out.”

     Fans already know that the chemistry between Palmer’s Midwestern charm, those long winters spent listening to a steady diet of Townes Van Zandt and John Hartford, and Kendl’s poetic and playful way with words, her unique approach to the banjo, and her barefoot-in- the-cool-river-water mystique combine to make a powerful sound, but what’s new in 2016 is both the inclusion of those non-banjo sounds (harmonica, drum, bass, violin) and an incredible expansion of their songbook. In a way, two records, the playful and the hush, the dark and the rooted, the pillow and the nightmare, the pin drop and the starry night; the juxtaposition of the ups and downs that are experiences in a day, in a year, in a minute, all this has demanded from the band more than just “a new record.” Fern Girl and Ice Man and Uncertain As It Is Uneven, mark the arrival of America’s next great musical duo, and it’s over the course of these two albums that that boast becomes clearly rooted in truth.

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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

The Lowest Pair

Wed Jan 31 2018 7:30 PM

(Doors 5:30 PM)

Blue Note Napa Napa CA
The Lowest Pair

$10.00 - $25.00 Ages 8+

The Lowest Pair had been planning to release a new record in the spring of 2016. So in early 2015 Palmer convinced Kendl to spend a winter in Minnesota, with the temptation of working with local greats Dave Simonett and Erik Koskinen on the new material. The duo then set off on what would be a successful season of touring their second, critically acclaimed album, The Sacred Heart Sessions (Spin: “solemn and humble;” The Bluegrass Situation: “deeply felt”), and a new-old-time record, I Reckon I’m Fixin’ On Kickin’ Round To Pick A Little. In the fall, returning to the Midwest to finish up the recordings they had begun a few months prior, Kendl and Palmer found themselves with a whole new batch of songs ready to lay down. After much deliberation, they ambitiously decided the two collections should be released together in 2016.

In a way, two records, the playful and the hush, the dark and the rooted, the pillow and the nightmare, the pin drop and the starry night; the juxtaposition of the ups and downs that are experiences in a day, in a year, in a minute, all this has demanded from the band more than just “a new record.” Fern Girl and Ice Man and Uncertain As It Is Uneven, mark the arrival of America’s next great musical duo, and it’s over the course of these two albums that that boast becomes clearly rooted in truth.

The Lowest Pair might be one of the best under-the-radar Americana duos today ~Hillary Saunders, Paste Magazine

 

Ages 8+

BLUE NOTE NAPA

Blue Note Napa is located on the first floor of the Historic Napa Valley Opera House at First & Main. We are an intimate 142-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 available as tables of four, five or six and are not available as singles or pairs. Booths are 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 in center section (Seating is light blue color 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. (Table seating is yellow on map)

Bar Area Ticket Seating (only patrons 21+ can 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 each ticket’s 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

 

 

 

The Lowest Pair

The Lowest Pair

Bluegrass

"Now, first thing is to say this:

Much further out than inevitable,

Halloween's thy game.

Sky King has come and Wilma's done,

Uncertain as it is uneven.

Give us today hors d'oeuvres in bed,

As we forgive those who have dressed up against us.

And need us not enter inflation,

butter, liver, onions, and potatoes.

For wine is a shingle, and a Moore,

and a story for your Father.

Alright."

 

The Lowest Pair

-by John Hartford

 

 The Lowest Pair had been planning to release a new record in the spring of 2016. So in early 2015 Palmer convinced Kendl to spend a winter in Minnesota, with the temptation of working with local greats Dave Simonett and Erik Koskinen on the new material. The duo then set off on what would be a successful season of touring their second, critically acclaimed album, The Sacred Heart Sessions (Spin: “solemn and humble;” The Bluegrass Situation: “deeply felt”), and a new-old-time record, I Reckon I’m Fixin’ On Kickin’ Round To Pick A Little. In the fall, returning to the midwest to finish up the recordings they had begun a few months prior, Kendl and Palmer found themselves with a whole new batch of songs ready to lay down. After much deliberation, they ambitiously decided the two collections should be released together in 2016.

The new records, Fern Girl and Ice Man, as well as Uncertain As It Is Uneven, could be viewed as two windows into the growing and changing world of The Lowest Pair. Uncertain stays the course of their previous releases, being focused on stripped down, intimate arrangements to support their timeless songwriting and haunting vocals. Fern Girl i s a more moody and adventurous exploration of new sounds, new studio production directions, and what it might sound like for The Lowest Pair to be supported by a full band, while keeping one foot planted in the rootsy aesthetics which drew them together from the beginning.

 Kendl Winter, born in Arkansas, moved to Olympia, Washington after high school, drawn to the evergreen forests and the lively and thriving music scene. She put three solo records out on Olympia’s indie label, K Records, and performed in nationally-touring northwest string bands before beginning The Lowest Pair in 2013 with Palmer T. Lee. Palmer built his first banjo when he was 19 from pieces he serendipitously inherited. Shortly after deciding songwriting would be the most effective and enjoyable medium for his musings, he began cutting his teeth fronting Minneapolis string bands and touring the midwest festival circuit, which is where he and Kendl first met, on the banks of the Mississippi.

“Both of us studied roots music and traditional banjo techniques, three finger and clawhammer. We started there and then from our understanding of them have diverged, perhaps because of our own limitations, and probably because we both tend to err on creative. Even when we are attempting to recreate old sounds, we can’t help but have our own twist on it. We approach our instruments as vehicles to explore poetry, song, and melody and have kind of been making up our own sounds in the places where we couldn’t find ones that seemed to fit or make sense to us. We recorded our first album (36cents) in Dave Simonett’s basement a month after we began playing together, and our second (The Sacred Heart Sessions) , a year later, in a beautiful old church in Duluth, MN.” -Kendl

 So, back to that spring of 2016 plan: with little attention to tedious practicalities and with an eye focused securely on delivering to their growing fan base a truly special treat; a rootsy, bluegrassy, old-timish version of meiosis has happened as one new album became two new albums.

For Kendl, making two albums was a natural reflection of the pace they had set and the experiences they had accumulated. “It’s not that the two records have to be next to and with each other, it’s just that it’s all there, our current story, and the stories we’re figuring out.”

 Fans already know that the chemistry between Palmer’s Midwestern charm, those long winters spent listening to a steady diet of Townes Van Zandt and John Hartford, and Kendl’s poetic and playful way with words, her unique approach to the banjo, and her barefoot-in- the-cool-river-water mystique combine to make a powerful sound, but what’s new in 2016 is both the inclusion of those non-banjo sounds (harmonica, drum, bass, violin) and an incredible expansion of their songbook. In a way, two records, the playful and the hush, the dark and the rooted, the pillow and the nightmare, the pin drop and the starry night; the juxtaposition of the ups and downs that are experiences in a day, in a year, in a minute, all this has demanded from the band more than just “a new record.” Fern Girl and Ice Man and Uncertain As It Is Uneven, mark the arrival of America’s next great musical duo, and it’s over the course of these two albums that that boast becomes clearly rooted in truth.

Please correct the information below.

Select ticket quantity.

Complete the security check.

Select Ticket(s)

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.