By: MICHAEL RAVER
Singer/songwriter KT Tunstall’s burst onto the music scene with her 2004 multi-platinum debut, Eye to the Telescope, which spawned the global hits “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree” and “Suddenly I See.” Her latest solo album, Nut, is the final entry of a trilogy of records addressing the concepts of soul, body, and mind. Touring has consumed much of 2023 for the Scottish musical virtuoso, which will include a handful of dates across Florida this September.
In one word what does your latest album Nut means to you. Freedom.
Electric guitar or acoustic? Acoustic, always with an amp and a bunch of FX pedals.
Full Band or solo? Full band.
Road or studio? Studio.
Favorite pre-show meal? 4PM ribeye steak.
What’s your dressing room must-have? A mirror!
Favorite thing to do to unwind, post-show. Whisky and soda enjoyed with a friend.
Go-to cocktail? Spicy Margarita. Dirty Martini if the bartender looks experienced.
Most influential musician. Beck.
A surprising musician you love. Leftfield.
Artist you’re dying to collaborate with. Jack White.
You’ve been delving into scoring musical theater. Favorite musical? Bugsy Malone.
You’re stranded on an island for a year. What is the one book and one album you’ll need. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari and Immunity by Jon Hopkins.
What can we expect from your tour this fall? Brand new solo versions of a selection of songs from my album Face To Face with Suzi Quatro.
What’s next for you? I have a musical theatre show going on stage in London, so I’ll be working hard to finish the music for that!