Nellie Mckay at City Vineyard - 12/19
at City Vineyard at Pier 26
- 9:45pm (Estimated End Time)
VOICES ON THE HUDSON
This winter, City Vineyard (233 West St in Hudson River Park) will transform into a cozy, intimate music venue where acclaimed national touring artists will perform against the gorgeous background of the Hudson River and the downtown NYC skyline. These special shows will be limited to 100 guests who will be able to enjoy thenew winter bistro menu and a full bar before, during and after the show. SEE THE FULL LINEUP HERE
Tickets are $20, but day of show will be $25
Nellie McKay has released six full-length albums, including Normal As Blueberry Pie: A Tribute to Doris Day ("among the killer overhauls of American standards” - The New York Times) and her latest, My Weekly Reader, music of the ‘60s co-produced with Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick (“[Nellie] manifests more historical grasp than any psych band yet to show its hand. – Robert Christgau).
She has won a Theatre World Award for her portrayal of Polly Peachum in the Broadway production of The Threepenny Opera and performed onscreen in the films PS I Love You and Downtown Express, as well as writing original music for the Rob Reiner film Rumor Has It and contributing to the Emmy-winning documentary, Gasland.
McKay co-created and starred in the award-winning off-Broadway hit Old Hats and has written three acclaimed musical biographies - I Want to Live!, the story of Barbara Graham, the third woman executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin, Silent Spring: It's Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature, an exploration of environmental pioneer Rachel Carson, and A GIRL NAMED BILL - The Life and Times of Billy Tipton, named one of the Best Concerts of 2014 by The New York Times.
Nellie contributed the forward to the 20th anniversary edition of The Sexual Politics of Meat, by Carol J. Adams. Her writing has also appeared in The Onion, Interview and The New York Times Book Review.
A recipient of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Humanitarian Award in recognition of her dedication to animal rights, Nellie is an annoyingly vocal advocate for feminism, civil rights and other deeply felt progressive ideals. She is currently part of the campaign to get horse-drawn carriages off the streets of New York City.
“funny and touching, ceaselessly clever and scarily talented.” - The New Yorker
"A renegade songwriter with an ultraflexible Great American Songbook sensibility, McKay finds modern resonances everywhere in this inspired covers set…” - Will Hermes, Rolling Stone
“[Nellie] manifests more historical grasp than any psych band yet to show its hand. Songs are so much easier to hold on to than acid visions you can only dream about.” - Robert Christgau
"Her last two 'cabaret' shows I saw have been jaw-dropping. They both completely subverted the genre," said David Byrne, a fan who enlisted Ms. McKay to sing on his concept album "Here Lies Love."… Among Ms. McKay's charms, Mr. Byrne said, are the ways she playfully mixes what he called a “tragic noir vibe” with her “wicked sense of humor.” - David Byrne for the Wall Street Journal