LIVE: KT Tunstall at House of Blues

KT Tunstall brought the House of Blues San Diego down on Oct. 2 with her intoxicating folk-rock.

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KT Tunstall brought the House of Blues San Diego down on Oct. 2.
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Her breakout hit came in 2004 with "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree."
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Believe it or not, Tunstall is actually Scottish.
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She was born in 1975, which makes her 41 now.
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Her mother was a half-Chinese, half-Scottish exotic dancer from Hong Kong.
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Her father was an Irish bartender.
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However, she was adopted by the Tunstalls when she was a baby.
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Not long after that -- at the age of four -- she started learning how to play the piano.
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And, as they say, it's all history from there.
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Her 2004 album, "Eye to the Telescope," garnered numerous award nominations.
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She was nominated for both a Mercury Prize and also a Grammy Award.
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Her song, "Suddenly I See," even became a campaign song for Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential bid.
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To date, she has released five albums.
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And written soundtracks for a number of movies.
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Her family was actually not musical at all.
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It was Tunstall herself who asked for the piano at age four.
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