Nellie McKay is hard to categorize. She’s done Brecht on Broadway, opened for Lou Reed at Carnegie Hall, sung Woody Allen movie songs at the Hollywood Bowl, performed on "A Prairie Home Companion," duetted with Eartha Kitt and Triumph The Insult Comic Dog, played Hilary Swank’s sister on the big screen, paid tribute to Doris Day, and released four wildly acclaimed albums of original music.
Her music is as tuneful and clever as the best of the Great American Songbook - part cabaret, part sparkly pop. Beneath the charming melodic surface is a wit that cuts and a sharply tuned social conscience. Nellie began playing her own songs (and lovingly chosen covers) in downtown NYC clubs in 2003, catching the attention of music writers and a number of record labels. Then, Broadway and Hollywood beckoned. McKay appeared on Broadway (debuting in "The Threepenny Opera" in 2006) and on film (acting and singing in "P.S. I Love You"). She also wrote and performed the song score for the Rob Reiner film "Rumor Has It."
Nellie’s music has been heard on Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire, Weeds, Grey’s Anatomy, NCIS, Nurse Jackie, and SMILF. She has appeared on TV shows including The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, Ferguson, and The View. She has made numerous radio appearances on NPR’s Mountain Stage, A Prairie Home Companion, eTown, and Marion McPartland’s Piano Jazz. The Chase Brock Experience produced a ballet of her third album, Obligatory Villagers, and she contributed the forward to the 20th anniversary edition of The Sexual Politics of Meat. Her writing has also appeared in The Onion, Interview and The New York Times Book Review.
Nellie McKay returns with her first album of original material in 13 years. Recorded in Charleston, WV with The Carpenter Ants and a roving retinue of musical compadres, Hey Guys, Watch This traces the haunted sounds of Appalachia to a renaissance of revelry.
Rich Jenkins arrived on the NY jazz and cabaret scene with a style all his own. WIth a musical career spanning 20 years, Jenkins has an extensive repertoire ranging from Fats Waller’s swinging stride standards of the 30s to George Benson’s contemporary classics. As a singer, guitarist, and bandleader with a diverse repertoire and various ensembles, Jenkins makes every performance unique and memorable.
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