Paolo Nutini will be back in North America for the second leg of a tour that has already seen him play to sold out venues in New York, Chicago and Boston this summer. Listen to an interview with Paolo and get full ticket details below.

Following his number one album in the UK and a spine-tingling performance at T in the Park this summer (see below), Paolo will be back in the US and Canada for three weeks in September before heading back to Europe for more dates later this year.

He was recently interviewed for NPR in America and as you can hear below, host Daniel Zwerdling had a hard time understanding Paolo’s laid back Paisley patter.

Fish ‘N’ Chips Slinger Turned Singer Paolo Nutini

August 8, 2009 – When you close your eyes and listen to Paolo Nutini’s new album, Sunny Side Up, you can hear echoes of Bob Marley, Otis Redding or a young Dean Martin. Nutini grew up in Scotland, and as Daniel Zwerdling found out, he is very, very Scottish.

First, Zwerdling couldn’t figure out if Nutini was saying “bunt” or “burnt” after talking about the multigenerational fish-and-chips shop his family owns.

“It’s been there for about over 100 years. I worked there for a little while. My father would probably argue otherwise that I didn’t,” Nutini says. “It’s harder than writing any song. You can get burnt.”

Then Zwerdling mistakenly heard “clown” for “count.”

“My father — he always wanted me to try to do something else,” Nutini says. “He never really wanted me to come into the shop. But it was in the family, so he said, ‘Let’s not count our chickens.’ I could be in there for years.”

Nutini calls his singing voice more a “croak” than anything, yet it produces an unusual and beautiful sound. In an interview, he performs “The Rich Folks” and talks vocal exercises.

Listen to the full interview here.

Check Scotland On Tour regularly for additional dates, including secret shows and in-store performances.



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