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Past Event Sound Series: An Evening with Nellie McKay

A black and white photograph of a woman with light hair smiling and looking off to the right of the frame.

We welcome back the inimitable musician and songwriter, Nellie McKay, for a special day-after-Valentines day performance of her latest record, Sister Orchid, featuring her unique and bittersweet take on love song standards such as "Nearness of You", "My Romance", and "In a Sentimental Mood". McKay acknowledges in the liner notes that "this album speaks of the night, the outsider, the plaintive wail of those lost at sea." McKay also has received many accolades for her work off-Broadway, including Old Hats and A GIRL NAMED BILL - The Life and Times of Billy Tipton, and is the recipient of PETA's Humanitarian Award and the Humane Society's Doris Day Music Award in recognition of her dedication to animal rights.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Co-presented with WYEP.

Sound Series

Sound Series is an ongoing concert series featuring internationally touring contemporary artists and bands from around the world. Learn more about our Sound Series.

Nellie McKay - The Nearness of You

Nellie McKay performs "Lazybones" on WBGO