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“Part 1 was the opening set by ex-Windham Hill husband-and-wife jazz duo Tuck & Patti, which would count as the weirdest co-billing since Jimi Hendrix opened for the Monkees, if you didn’t know that the virtuoso electric guitarist Tuck Andress is Clark’s uncle. Shredding, apparently, is in the bloodline. Tuck drew whoops ripping through an instrumental version of “Man in the Mirror,” but what was even more remarkable was hearing an indie-rock crowd go silent for five minutes while Patti Andress took a break from belting to talk movingly between songs about staying alert to people in poverty.”

— Chris Willman, Variety 

"Opening the show was long-performing couple, Tuck & Patti, who coincidentally are also St. Vincent’s aunt and uncle. As far as talent is concerned, it was immediately clear where the root of Clark’s prowess originated. Donning blindingly white ensembles, the couple looked as stunning as they sounded — Tuck meticulously plucking away at the guitar, as Patti’s soulful vocals careened over the chords. Fostering a delicate intimacy, the entire auditorium was hushed, marinating in the saccharine melodies the couple offered up. Hosting a bevy of covers from an absolutely mental cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” meticulously picked on the guitar to a moving rendition of “All Along the Watchtower,” Tuck & Patti, were phenomenal aperitifs to the visual feast St. Vincent had prepared for us.”

— Kori Hazel, 303 Magazine

“In fact, Clark’s presence was felt before she even took the stage thanks to openers Tuck & Patti – a married duo of immense talent who also happen to be Clark’s aunt and uncle. Between Patti Cathcart Andress’ potent vocals and Tuck Andress’ unreal acoustic cover of Stevie Wonder’s “I Wish,” it’s apparent that musical prowess must be in their genes. Also, it’s just totally badass to have your aunt and uncle open your tour – a gesture made all the easier owing to the fact that Tuck & Patti are fully deserving of their own place in the spotlight.”

— Zack Ruskin, SF Weekly

“Tuck & Patti are an absolutely arresting pair, between Tuck’s insane guitar chops and Patti’s stunning voice, so powerful and versatile. Her range had me dropping my jaw, and the duo's synchronicity while scatting and improvising was absolutely magnificent. It’s clear that Clark is continuously inspired by the pair.”

— Meg Fair, Pittsburgh City Paper