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Nellie McKay

Musical Feast for Sunday Breakfast

by John Platt

Tomorrow's going to be a four course Sunday Breakfast: we'll celebrate Nellie McKay's birthday and the coming of Passover, and we'll have some songs in memory of Jesse Winchester. Then, to top it off, a studio session with those purveyors of "amped up Americana," Spuyten Duyvil.

Nellie McKay -Sunday Breakfast - 2013

by John Platt

Since Nellie McKay burst on the scene 9 years ago with her two-CD debut album, Get Away from Me, she's earned acclaimed for her cabaret shows and her acting. She won a Theater World Award for her role as Polly Peachum in the Broadway production of The Threepenny Opera, and she's won rave reviews for her work in the Old Hats, starring Bill Irwin and David Shiner at the Signature Theatre Center. She came into Studio A to talk about contributing music to that show and being a foil for the clowning of Irwin and Shiner.

Nellie McKay - Words and Music - 2007

by Claudia Marshall

After two double-discs, New York City's Nellie McKay returns with the 9-song 'Obligatory Villagers.' The CD is released on Nellie's own indie label, Hungry Mouse, and during a stop at WFUV, the eclectic songwriter spoke with Claudia Marshall about balancing the music and business sides of her career.

Nellie McKay - Words and Music - 2010

by Alisa Ali

Nellie McKay is an activist and singer, with an eclectic voice that has found a home in many genres. She recently stopped by Studio-A to talk with Alisa Ali about one of her idols--Doris Day. Nellie's latest album, 'Normal As Blueberry Pie,' is a tribute to the actress, singer, and fellow animal rights activist. (12/2/09)

Nellie McKay- Live Concert - 2010

by Rita Houston

Nellie McKay interpreted songs by Doris Day on her last album, Normal as Bluebery Pie, but her latest record Home Sweet Mobile Home has her back writing her own quirky, funny, heartbreaking songs. Nellie talked with 'FUV's Rita Houston and played a show for an audience of 'FUV members at New York's City Winery. [11/22/10]